Welcome to the 35th Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary's Golden Shovel Awards virtual conference!

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The Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards is Wisconsin’s premier conference for small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the transportation construction industry. WisDOT partnered with the National Association of Minority Contractors-Wisconsin (NAMC-WI) Chapter to help DBE firms navigate the bends and turns in accessing federally funded road construction projects and open doors to opportunities to public-private funding partnerships that construct major building and community developments throughout Wisconsin.

The virtual conference is open to all businesses; small and large, prime/general contractors, architect-engineers, subcontractors, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, construction industry suppliers/vendors, local, state and federal procurement specialists, and small business advocates. In collaboration with NAMC-WI Chapter, WisDOT Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance (OBOEC) will bring together industry experts, resources and highlighted opportunities necessary for you to become competitive and profitable in Wisconsin’ construction industry in the years to come.

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 NAMC -Wisconsin Chapter will honor industry professionals and community leaders with their Golden Champion Award for Leadership in Minority Business Development in Wisconsin Construction Industry.

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson will recognize the winners of the 2021 Golden Shovel Award who have demonstrated their commitment to the WisDOT DBE program, the utilization of DBEs on WisDOT projects and maintaining a diverse workforce year after year.