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OSDBU announces new home of the South Atlantic Region SBTRC

Region Includes Virginia, W. Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is pleased to announce the new home of the South Atlantic Region, Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC), as of April 1, 2013. The South Atlantic Region SBTRC is now operated by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation (ODURF), located in Norfolk, Virginia. The region includes the states of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.

With over 25 years of providing advocacy, outreach, and technical assistance to small businesses, ODURF is also home to U.S. Small Business Administration Business Centers in Virginia for both Women and Veterans. As the South Atlantic Region SBTRC, ODURF will be preparing small and disadvantaged businesses to compete for and participate in federally funded transportation projects throughout the region.

Mission of SBTRCs

The eleven SBTRCs located throughout the country further the mission of the DOT-OSDBU to increase the number of small businesses that are prepared to compete for and enter into transportation-related prime and subcontract opportunities. The SBTRCs accomplish this by offering a comprehensive delivery system of business training, technical assistance and dissemination of information to transported-related small and disadvantaged businesses. SBTRCs work closely with state and local transportation agencies located in their regions to assist firms interested in doing business directly with the U.S. DOT, or with state or local agencies receiving U.S. DOT funding.

For more information on the SBTRC Program or to find the SBTRC that services your region, please contact the OSDBU headquarters at 1-800-532-1169 or visit the OSDBU Regional Assistance Division homepage