The NMDOT STAR program is continuously evolving to meet the needs of New Mexico’s DBEs and other small business serving the transportation infrastructure industry. This page contains our current event and program descriptions and links.


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Star Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter with Industry News, Business Articles, Event Announcements and Project Leads.

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Subject matter business experts offer advice and information on various topics. Ask your own questions and see answers to questions others have asked >>.

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DBE and Small Business Conference

Annual conference packed with networking and educational opportunities designed to help DBE and other small businesses.

Opportunity Fair

Annual event where dozens of buying agencies come specifically to meet with small businesses, discuss current opportunities, and explain how to find work.

NMDOT STAR Accelerator

This business accelerator program is designed to transform your business potential into a catalyst for success. This comprehensive, 14-week program offers a powerful blend of expert-led workshops, practical tools, and personalized coaching tailored to propel your business forward.

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Wednesday Webinars

Business skills and knowledge topics delivered in a virtual webinar format by subject matter experts.

Community Partner Roundtable

The NMDOT STAR team meets regularly with representatives from other agencies and organizations that support New Mexico small businesses.

Compliance Classroom

Webinars and workshops designed to help participants understand and navigate the compliance requirements and tools of NMDOT programs.

Prime Panels

Your opportunity to directly interact with Prime contractor and consultant representatives.


Town Halls

Periodic webinars and workshops on high profile topics and current events.

Leadership Forum

Launched in June 2021, this forum meets 3 to 4 times per year allowing DBE and small business owners a chance to meet with representatives from the STAR NMDOT program and other NMDOT departments. Provide input, ask questions, get insights on what is coming and help shape the future.

Star RoadWork

Coming soon, we will be taking some special events on the road around New Mexico. Stay tuned for details.

Get Your Voice Heard

We periodically survey the DBE and small business community to hear directly from you on what is important and feedback on our program for continual improvement.

Share Your Thoughts

Because the program is ever evolving, we need your feedback. Through our survey, you can answer a couple of simple question to let us know what other offerings you would like to see from the NMDOT STAR program.



The goal of the DBE program is to make sure there is equal opportunity in the award of US DOT-assisted contracts for highway, transit, and airport projects.  The program is intended to provide a “level playing field” on which DBEs can compete fairly.  To make certain that only bona fide firms participate, the NMDOT has a comprehensive DBE certification program.

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