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Accessibility of Information & Partnerships

State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Alabama they partner with Chambers of Commerce Certification information is OK but no links from the main "Doing Business with Alabama" page Some information available on DOT site; a little more on OSBA and OMBE sites but few links and no links from main "Doing Business with Alabama" page
Alaska no OK OK
Arizona no good   not great
Arkansas yes, through the Roundtable DOT - not at all; but the DED certification pages are accessible and in Spanish Hard to find DOT DBE pages and not much information; but DED site is good
California no The CALTRANS DBE certification page has complete information no general website. The CALTRANS website has very little information on this. Program information, other than certification, is buried in a PDF.
Colorado no good Good information on both DOT and MBO sites, with some information translated to Spanish
Connecticut not sure good pretty good
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Delaware yes, especially with e-notices yes, but a little hard to find OMWDBE site DOT, good; OMWDBE has good info but not linked so well to other state sites
District of Columbia no good good
Florida yes, on matchmaker and trade fair events Good and clear certification info yes, good information on bus services on both DOT and OSD
Georgia no The DOT certification page is good. The DOAS vendor registry is pretty clear. no general website. The DOT website has very little information, other than certification. 
Hawaii no not sure not sure
Idaho no not sure not sure
Illinois On outreach events Very accessible Very good, although links between BEP and DCEO Small Business could be better
Indiana yes, have MOU with IN Business Diversity Council Good certification information not much on the INDOT site. no links to broader state Ec Dev resources
Iowa yes, they work with many large Iowa-based companies yes, both DOT and TSB not much regarding DOT supportive services and TSB program pieces are not in one place
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Kansas no The DOT and MWBD websites had OK information on certification Very little on either DOT or MWBD websites
Kentucky no    
Louisiana no    
Maine no    
Maryland yes, they work closely with supplier div council and SBDCs yes, although not totally clear how MBE and DBE certifications interact Pretty good - somewhat limited procurement links
Massachusetts not sure The DBE certification information is very hard to find on the EOT site. But the SOMWDA certification info is very accessible. Very good but few if any links between AMP, SOMWBDA and EOT
Michigan no The DOT site info on certification is OK Little on state DMB or Econ Dev sites; DOT has only limited information
Minnesota no The certification pages are good. There are only limited links to business services on DOT and none on MMD webpage
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Mississippi no, but they work closely with SBDCs and PTACs The Minority and Small Business Development site and the DOT sites have good information on certification The Minority and Small Business Development site has a lot of information. DOT site has some but does not connect firms to loan programs or other small business development services
Missouri encouraged to by Ex Order but only started to happen in June 2007 The state certification documents are good and DOT certification easy to access They link to pretty good range of bus dev serv; link to state Business portal is minimal. State bus. Portal does not link back to supplier diversity. no bus dev serv on DOT site
Montana no DOT DBE website is good. Clear description and process on DOT DBE website. State Tribal Econ Dev Council site OK, but Dept of Commerce site does not link to it.
Nebraska no DOT certification process is accessible and has good forms not much at all
Nevada no DOT has OK information on certification limited information on DOT site
New Hampshire The DOT does build relationships with nonproift associations    
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
New Jersey They work somewhat, especially with women business owners association yes, good information new MWBD website has great links, but main Commerce page does not link to new Div of MWBD (Minority and Womens Business Development)
New Mexico no    
New York no Is getting better Does not link to state economic dev
North Carolina it partners with the MBDC a lot The certification pages are good, both DOT and HUB. The HUB certification pages are also in Spanish The HUB website is somewhat limited on bus. Dev. Services. DOT has pretty good information.
North Dakota no The DOT DBE website is easy to find and has good certification info. The DOT DBE site has a supportive services newsletter. ND Dept of Commerce page links over to both DOT DBE page and the womens business center.
Ohio yes, the DMBA partners with nonprofits and private associations Good on state certifications on DAS site but the DOT certification site is a little hard to find The DMBA, MCBAP, Dept of Dev sites are all very thorough but the DOT site is limited and hard to find
Oklahoma no yes  
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Oregon   Good info on certification. Have information in Spanish as well. nothing on DOT website, the OMWESB site has some links
Pennsylvania   Certification not completely clear. DOT OK The PENNDOT services - through Cheyney U. - are very clear on website. Other state websites good.
Rhode Island   MBECO is pretty good. none from DOT MBECO is pretty good. none from DOT
South Carolina no Fairly well Fairly well
South Dakota no The DOT website has accessible and clear information The DOT has good business development pages. Office of Economic Development has some information but is weak on linking businesses to public procurement process
Tennessee no The DOT and GO-DBE have good information on certification. There is no clear link from main DOT page to DBE certification page though. DOT has good information. The GO-DBE and BERO websites are pretty limited in their information
Texas somewhat with private supplier diversity councils Very clear and detailed on both TxDOT and HUB certifications Accessible and clear information
State Does the state partner with private/non-profit supplier diversity efforts? How accessible and useful is the S/D/M/WBE certification information on the website? How accessible and useful is the information on state websites related to business development support services to D/M/WBEs?
Utah yes, the DOT DBE program coordinates with supplier development council    
Vermont no Good certification information on DOT site. Not many details on DOT DBE site. Good business dev info on DED site.
Virginia ? DMBE site is very good, DOT limited DMBE site is very good, DOT limited
Washington It does partner somewhat. yes, accessible and useful pretty good - needs more links between DOT, OWMBE, and CTED websites
West Virginia no The DBE page links directly from the main DOT page and has good certification information no information on business development services on DOT DBE site.
Wisconsin ? Pretty good Links to business services are not very direct on DOT and DOA websites
Wyoming no The DOT DBE website is hard to find; does have some certification info. There is no information on DOT DBE website regarding business development services.


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