Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
“DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and control management and daily business operations. The U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by MBEs in state and local procurement. To participate in the program, a small business owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals must receive DBE certification from their relevant state or local transportation agency. Note: this is not a federal certification and is not applicable to federal contracts.” 1 For more information on The U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program please visit http://osdbuweb.dot.gov.
Epic has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise since 2001.
1 As defined by The U.S. Department of Transportation on their website http://osdbuweb.dot.gov.