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USDOT Small Business Opportunities Day

USDOT Small Business Opportunities Day

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provides technical and financial assistance, small business outreach and training services that help members of the nation’s small business community compete for and participate in federally funded contracts.

Small Business Opportunities Day Attendee Statistics

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. The importance of these small businesses in our economy is why every year since 1963 the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Attendees network during USDOT small business opportunities event

The Department of Transportation is a leader among cabinet agencies in ensuring that small businesses have access to federal contracting opportunities.  In fact, every year for the past 10 years, the Department has been awarded an A rating for reaching and exceeding its small business contracting goals and is on the path to achieve another A rating for FY 2017.

Ajit Pai Linda McMahon Secretary Chao Derek Kan group photo

(Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, and USDOT Undersecretary for Policy Derek Kan joined Secretary Elaine L. Chao for a joint celebration of Small Business Opportunities Day and National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at USDOT Headquarters last week.)

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