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Central Region SBTRC

About Us

The grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation that hosts the Central Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) is the Women's Business Development Center. The Central Region SBTRC serves the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri. 


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

Maura Downs
Executive Director

Phone: (312) 853-3477 ext. 520


20 Sarah Street
St. Louis, MO 63108


Venus Martz
Project Director

Phone: (312) 853-3477 ext. 720


Britney Howard
Project Coordinator 

Phone: (312) 853-3477 ext. 760



Regional Resources

State DOT websites