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Central Region SBTRC

About Us

The Helping Hands Community Development Corporation, Inc. (HHCDC) is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation and hosts the Central Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC). The Central Region SBTRC serves the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri. 

Established in 2007, the HHCDC is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. The staff of HHCDC has over 60 years of combined experience consulting and assisting DBEs, minority owned and women owned business. HHCDC has established relationships with organizations at both the state and local levels throughout the region, as well as regional and local SBA offices, Minority Business Development Centers, SCOREs, PTACs, and local SBDCs.


The Central Region SBTRC provides an array of technical assistance to build the capacity of small and disadvantaged businesses that include:

  • Business Analyses
  • Market Research and Procurement Assistance
  • General Management & Technical Assistance
  • Business Counseling & Coaching
  • Regional Planning Committees
  • Liaison between Prime Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Outreach/Conference Participation
  • Capital Access and Surety Bond Assistance
  • Women & Girls In Transportation Initiative (WITI)

Contact Us

1510 South Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72202

Mizan Rahman
Executive Director, SBTRC
Phone: (501) 244-9170
Fax: (501) 476-3990

Jewana Helmstetter
Project Director, SBTRC
Phone: (501) 244-9170
Fax: (501) 476-3990

Veronica Gamble
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
Phone: (501) 244-9170
Fax: (501) 476-3990


Regional Resources

State DOT websites

Last updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2021