Ohio DOT DBE certification approved!
I just received my letter today that Aurora Research Associates has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise by the Ohio Department of Transportation. In an effort to encourage groups that have historically been underrepresented as business owners, larger companies and government agencies are offered incentives to employ DBE firms as consultants, contractors and subcontractors. Being certified as a DBE will help me, as the little guy (or gal, I should say), get more opportunities. Of course, having a DBE advantage doesn’t mean we can just sit back as the work rolls in. If anything, we need to work harder to prove that these programs are valid, and are encouraging greater quality and diversity in the market.