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Press Release: 19-0011
Contact: Meadow Bailey,, (907) 451-2240

Alaska DOT&PF Southeast DBE & Subcontractors’ Conference

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is hosting the third annual Southeast Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Subcontractors’ Conference on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Juneau.

“We are pleased to help support and foster business,” said DOT&PF Commissioner John MacKinnon. “This conference will explain how to do business with local, state, and federal agencies. It is an excellent opportunity for all businesses, regardless of size or DBE status, to learn skills that may lead to new growth.”

The conference is free of charge and is open to all businesses. Participants will learn opportunities for business development through workshops, networking and dialogue with industry subject matter experts.

Presenters include:

  • Jennifer Adams, Juneau Director, Alaska Small Business Development Center
  • Nelida Irvine, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Paul Johnson, President/CEO, Highliner Consulting Group, LLC
  • Kristie Gray, Gray Services, LLC

For more information, or to register, visit: or call (907) 269-0850.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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