DBE Supportive Services


Welcome to the NMDOT STAR Program website. Our goal is to provide you with one more touchpoint for communication on news, events and programs.  Over time, this site will grow based on your feedback and input.  


STAR Explained

STAR stands for Small business Training and Resources. But what exactly is the NMDOT STAR Program about? You! Ultimately, the true STARs of this program are the DBEs and other small businesses working with or intending to work with NMDOT.

As the star in our program name has five points, the program has five points of emphasis.

  • 1. Access

    We will provide you increased Access to resources, NMDOT support, other small businesses and industry leaders.

  • 2. Education

    We will offer Educational programs and information on industry topics and business skills to increase your knowledge and success.

  • 3. Networking

    We will identify and create varied and unique Networking opportunities enabling you to build your relationships and reputation.

  • 4. Opportunities

    We will communicate with you about Opportunities including new projects, resources, tools and events to help your business.

  • 5. Tools

    We will find, create and make available Tools to help you build your business and sustain your success.


Upcoming Events

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – Outlook for New Mexico

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – Outlook for New Mexico

Everyone is invited to join this complimentary webinar discussion: “Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – Outlook for New Mexico”.Read More »

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Customer Service
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration

Program Purpose

NMDOT established the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services (DBESS) Program, NMDOT STAR, to provide training, assistance, and services to DBE firms certified in the NMDOT DBE program.

The program seeks to facilitate the development of these businesses into viable self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on federally-assisted highway projects. We provide assistance in the acquisition of skills and the identification of resources so that the firms can ultimately compete on an equal basis for contracts and subcontracts without need for assistance of the DBE program.


Provide educational resources and networking opportunities for DBEs, small businesses, contractors, consultants, and community partners to build New Mexico small businesses serving the transportation infrastructure industry, while promoting economic development and preserving the environment of New Mexico.


Set the standard for an innovative, collaborative and results driven DBE Supportive Services Program.

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