Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise Program

Port of Benton supports a contracting environment that is welcoming to small businesses, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

The Port’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program was established in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Code of Federal Regulations, 49 CFR Part 26.

Businesses seeking federal certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise should contact the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) for more information.

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Current Goals

Current Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) goals include:

Richland Airport DBE Goal

1.62% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
FY 2018 - 2020

Participation Obtained Through
4.01% Race-Neutral and
0.00% Race-Conscious Means

Prosser Airport DBE Goal

0.17% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
FY 2018 - 2020

Participation Obtained Through
1.47% Race-Neutral and
0.00% Race-Conscious Means

A copy of the DBE goal and the calculations used to determine this goal may be obtained by contacting Kimberly Silvester at ksilvester@jub.com.