What is DBEDI?

The purpose of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Development Initiative (DBEDI) is to build further capacity, support growth, and provide development opportunities for selected Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) who seek certification in the State of Wisconsin’s transportation industry.

Successful participants will become part of the DBEDI partnership of minority, women, veteran and other historically disadavantaged-owned businesses Master Class.

What is the DBE Master Class?

The Master Class will be the vehicle in which CBG will provide a strategy for DBEs who are eager to either enter the road-paving industry or build capacity in the existing business. CBG will be using their established influences of internal and external expertise to develop an industry-specific training that will be targeted to the DBE’s capacity.

Some of the subjects that will be explored include:

  • WisDOT Certification Process
  • Establishing a Strategic Vision
  • Employment & Labor Law/Labor Management Agreements
  • Aligning Strategy with Business Development
  • Performance Awareness Workshop
  • Cash Flow Strategies & Income Statements/Balance Sheets
  • Practical Problem Solving & the Art of Communication
  • Business Law & Contracts for Contractors
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Change Order Management & Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management and Crisis Control
  • Bidding & Quoting the Accurate Project for Your Company