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Small Business Development Program

David Neese
Small Business Development Program Director
Phone: 615.741.3681 / 615.253.1075

The Tennessee Department of Transportation Small Business Development Program's primary goal is to increase the number of minority and female businesses in the highway and bridge construction industry. We are available to provide quality technical assistance, resources, guidance, and any other information in regards to the Small Business Development Program. Please do not hesitate to call our office for further assistance.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs are part of the Department's Small Business Development Program. More information is provided below.

Small Business Enterprise Program

TDOT SBE Overview (PDF)

DBE Goals and Goal Setting Information

DBE Goals (Word)
DBE Goal Setting Tutorial (Power Point w/audio) (60.1 MB)
Sample Worksheets for Goal Setting Power Point  (Word)

DBE Guidelines and Construction Office Forms

Special Provision 1247 (PDF)
Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Checklist  (Word)