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LEADING EDGE™ for Transportation

Take Your Business To the Next Level!

Join the elite group of graduates that have completed an interactive business planning course designed specifically for highway design and construction contractors.

Hosted by the Denver Metro SBDC, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and City and County of Denver, this 10-week business planning program is designed for construction contractors and A&E consultants who want to build capacity and succeed in the transportation and infrastructure industry. If you want to successfully perform on CDOT, City and County of Denver, RTD, and other government contracts, this is a great step to build capacity and gain the contacts that you need to win.

For questions, contact Christopher Goetz at christopher.goetz@denversbdc.org



Thanks to a CDOT Scholarship, registration is 50% off. There is a 100% reimbursement upon graduation, so the class could be totally free!

*Graduation Requirement: You must submit a business/strategy plan by two weeks after the course and attend at least eight of the nine classes to graduate.*
Drops: Any drop must be done within the first week. You will receive almost a full reimbursement - $50 will say with the SBDC to cover hard costs.

Important Dates

Information Sessions

To Be Announced

Course Sessions

To Be Announced


- In business 2+ years (or equivalent industry experience)
- Minimum of $100k in sales (for single practitioners on the consulting/professional services side, there may be exceptions)
- May have employees or may be working alone but planning to hire
- Able to provide a balance sheet, statement of cash flow, income statement and quarterly profit and loss statements
- Eager to learn and committed to growing your business
- Certified DBE/ESB/MWBE/SBE companies preferred

*Contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at (720) 624-6728 for exceptions if you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements.

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