LA Small Business Academy

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Department of Public Works (DPW) of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center at the University of Southern California (USC) are inviting interested Small Businesses in the engineering and construction industry …

High-speed rail hosts small business workshops in Fresno and Visalia

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is hosting free workshops for disadvantaged business enterprise certification and small business certification. Fresno 8/18/15 9am -1PM Downtown Fresno Business Hub 1444 Fulton St. Visalia 8/04/15  9AM – 1PM Employment Connection 4025 W. Noble Ave. For more information, see the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s website.

Caltrans FHWA Triennial DBE Goal and Methodology 2016-2018

Caltrans has released its overall annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal and methodology for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is seeking public comments. Caltrans’ 2016-2018 overall DBE goal and methodology will be posted for 30 days at  A copy will also be available during regular business hours at the Office of Business and Economic Opportunity OBEO, located at 1823 …

USDOT Mentor-Protege Program Re-Launches

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Mentor-Protégé Program. After successfully implementing the pilot program, OSDBU allowed additional firms to join, increasing the number of Mentor-Protégé relationships from 9 to 25. In addition to increasing the amount of participants, the performance period of the Mentor-Protégé …

DGS Small Business Program Meeting

The California Department of General Services’ (DGS) will host a hearing to give the public an opportunity to voice their opinion on the proposed changes to the state’s Small Business (SB) certification program on March 5th. The hearing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DGS Auditorium, 707 Third Street, 1st Floor, West Sacramento, California, 95605.