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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

20 South Sarah Street

St. Louis, MO 63108


Phone: (312) 853-3477 x 520


Regional Resources

State DOT websites