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Business Development Center


The Business Development Center (BDC) helps socially and economically disadvantaged businesses certified through the SC Unified Certification Program (SCUCP) to compete in the transportation industry in South Carolina. The BDC offers a variety of services to include:

  • Financial Management Assistance (bond and Loan)
  • Marketing Assistance (developing business and marketing plans)
  • Training and Business Development
  • Special Events
  • Bid Information
  • Bidding & Contract Assistance
  • On-site Technical Project Consultation
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Education & Training

Courses are offered, throughout South Carolina, to assist qualified firms in developing skills that are critical to operating a business. Courses are adjusted yearly to meet customer needs. Download our catalog to see what's offered!

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Training Tuition Assistance (TTA) Program

Financial assistance for training is available for key employees of certified DBE firms for technical and management development programs, seminars and certifications. Programs MUST be approved in advance!

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DBE Technical Assistance Program

Need assistance with barriers encountered while performing work on SCDOT contracts? DBE Technical Assistance Liaisons (DTALS) are available to assist you. Detailed areas to assist DBEs can be found in the link below or by calling the Technical Assistance staff at 803.737.6426.

Mentor Protégé Program (MPP)

Do you want to pair up with a successful professional service provider and general contractor who contract with SCDOT to become more competitive on transportation projects? The MPP may be a great opportunity for your emerging certified DBE firm.