This report documents the working capacity of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) community performing on federal aid highway projects over the last four federal fiscal years 1995- 98. This includes the work performed by Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Minority Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) , and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) construction firms serving both as a prime contractors and subcontractors. The work of DBE design consultants was not included as part of this study. The impact of five DBE firms who should be graduating from the program is also discussed. In addition several different scenarios are discussed relating to the adjustment of the current DBE federal goal, and to identify if the DBE community will be able to perform the adjusted volume of work in fiscal year 2000 if the current goal is reduced.
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Rister, Brad W.; Hancher, Donn E.; and Toussaint, Paul E., "Procedures for Determining a Working Capacity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) for Highway Construction and Consulting Projects in Kentucky" (1999). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 368.