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SALEM – Based on the results of the 2016 Disparity Study, the Oregon Department of Transportation has received approval from Federal Highway Administration to include all minority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified firms, across all race groups, to participate in meeting contract goals enforced on federally-funded projects. Until now, ODOT has been operating its DBE program in a narrowly-tailored fashion – allowing only African-American-owned and subcontinent Asian-American-owned firms to fulfill contract goals – due to federal restrictions requiring the agency to show there have been disparities in any given racial category. Read More


Learn how to do business with Oregon Department of Transportation!

Are you a small or certified business seeking to do work in the fields of heavy highway construction or architecture/design/engineering? Do you want to learn more about how your business might fit with our facilities and maintenance work?

Join Amy Jermain, Small Business Programs manager from the Office of Civil Rights, as she discusses how to access opportunities at ODOT – from supportive services for certified firms, to accessing letting schedules, to understanding all the lines of work available at ODOT.




ODOT Meet the Primes Event for Sub-consultant Architecture & Engineering Firms

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This speed networking event is designed to help Architectural & Engineering sub-consultant firms build relationships with prime consultants who are interested in ODOT Full Service Projects that include but not limited to:
Project Management, Survey and Mapping, Environmental Services, Public Involvement, Geotechnical Services, Hydraulics Related Services, Traffic Engineering, Pavement Design, Roadway Design, Bridge Design, Landscape Architecture, and Construction Support.

Salem – Tuesday May 3, 2016

3930 Fairview Industrial Dr SE, Salem, OR 97302

Portland – Wednesday May 11, 2016

731 N Hayden Meadows Dr., Portland, OR 97217

Printable Flyer



Business Oregon – Offering Financial Solutions to Oregon Businesses!

Salem Capitol Connections provides the Oregon entrepreneur with the opportunity to connect with public and private entities that lead to sustainable business relationships and opportunities.
Business Oregon will discuss funding solutions from several programs that may partner with lenders, Small Business Development Centers or other local funding entities throughout the state.

SCC April 2016 Event Flyer


News Flash! BestHQ’s Discount Code for Salem Capitol Connections Attendees!

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News Flash!

Salem Capitol Connections will be among 130+ exhibitors participating in BestHQ’s Business Expo West – The Power of Sustainable Community – details below.

Why go? Biz Expo West is the place to network with other businesses, state and local agencies, technical support folks and others who can help you grow your business.

West Portland’s 5th Annual Premier B2B Business Event

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Noon to 5pm & After Party

Over 500 business professionals & 130+ exhibitors

Tektonix Location: 13600 SW Terman Road, Bldg 38, Beaverton, OR 97005

(Map & Directions, and Shuttle!)

Use discount code SCC when registering online for 50% off entry fees. Register by 4/6/16 close of business for the best value!


Doing Business with the Portland Public School District!

This month at SCC learn about:

  • Contracting opportunities with PPS.
  • Learn about the process and requirements to do business with PPS.

SCC March 2016 Printable Event Flyer



ODOT 2016 Disparity Study is underway!

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Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights has teamed with Keen Independent Research to analyze if there is a level playing field for MWESB firms in the transportation contracting industry. Find out more here.

Fact Sheet with Public Meetings: English / Spanish


Certification opens the door to government contract opportunities!

  • Contracting opportunities with state, county, and city agencies for certified Minority, Women, Service-Disabled Veterans, and Emerging Small Businesses.
  • Federal funded transportation projects with the Airport Concessions and Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program.
  • Come and join the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) to learn how to become certified!

SCC Event Flyer Febuary 2016



Learn how to sell to government at SCC!

Have you ever wondered if selling to the government is a good fit for your business?

Are you interested in understanding how your business can gain competitive advantages and prepare for government contracts?

Come and join GCAP for a free training on how to get started in government contracting!

SCC January 2016 Event Flyer



SCC Business Development Tips – December 2015

Photos from the December SCC meeting where business development tips were brainstormed.

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