Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: DBE

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is dedicated to serving our community, including those businesses contracting with state agencies and recipients of DOT funds. The Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department's highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance programs. The goals of the program are to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a "level playing field" in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE program, and reduce burdens on small businesses. NOTE: As of 02/28/2011, new rules are in effect from the U.S. Department of Transportation - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Emerging Business Enterprise Program: EBE

EBEP was created to assist and protect the interest of emerging and small business concerns. We take steps to promote and encourage full and open competition in the City of Milwaukee so emerging businesses may successfully compete in a free market as independent business owners. We also work to establish mentor-protégé relationships between small businesses and those businesses in the mainstream marketplace.

Women's Business Enterprise

An independent business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise. As a WBE, Interstate Sealant & Concrete is proud to quote on qualifying projects.