Transportation Cabinet

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  Doug Hogan
David Devers
Office of Public Affairs

Colloquium Designed to Put Small Businesses on Fast Track to Success    

FRANKFORT, KY (June 12, 2007) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will host another in a series of Entrepreneurial Development Institute Seminars (EDI) for small business owners on June 26th in the KYTC Auditorium in Frankfort. The EDI program, which is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and administered by the KYTC Office of Business and Occupational Development (OBOD), is designed to boost the educational needs of certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) and other small business who would like to qualify as DBE’s.

“Governor Fletcher is firmly committed to programs which provide technical and managerial assistance to economically disadvantaged business owners who are interested in doing business with the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Our EDI seminars are designed to provide the kind of guidance and resources these businesses need to compete successfully. In turn, their success translates into stronger communities all across Kentucky.”

The June 26th EDI seminar will cover topics such as business loans, bonding issues, and the pre-qualification process for doing business with state government.

“The ultimate goal of our EDI seminars is to provide participating businesses with a competitive edge,” said Kenyari Moore, Acting Executive Director for OBOD. “We want each seminar to have a lasting positive impact on each participant’s ability to stay at the forefront of a challenging market.”

Any small business owner who would like to participate in the seminar should contact Shella Jarvis Eagle by calling the OBOD Toll Free number: 800-928-3079.

Interested parties can also sign up by e-mail: