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Effective Mentor-Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE Programs May 8, 2008 Inclusive Business Initiative Webinar 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern Presenters:Tim.

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1 Effective Mentor-Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE Programs May 8, 2008 Inclusive Business Initiative Webinar 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern Presenters:Tim Lohrentz, Insight Center for Community Economic Development Gloria Camarena, Illinois Department of Transportation, Deputy Director, DBE Program Monserrate Quiñones, Executive Director Patricia Vacca, Business Advisory Board Affirmative Market Program, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2 State Mentor-Protégé Programs Tim Lohrentz, Insight Center for Community Economic Development May 8, 2008 Inclusive Business Initiative Webinar

3 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 3 Insight Center for Community Economic Development The Insight Center for Community Economic Development is a national research, consulting and legal organization that develops and promotes innovative solutions that help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure. The Insight Center is based in Oakland, California, and was founded in 1969 as National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC). The Insight Center's multidisciplinary approach utilizes a wide array of community economic development strategies including industry-focused workforce development, individual and community asset building, establishing the link between early care and education and economic development, and advocating for the adoption of the Self-Sufficiency Standard as a measurement of wage adequacy and an alternative to the Federal Poverty Line.

4 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 4 Content State M/WBE Mentor-Protégé Programs State DOT DBE Mentor-Protégé Programs

5 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 5 State M/WBE Mentor-Protégé Programs Florida – Georgia – New program; taking applications April – May Maryland Massachusetts - Contract&L2=Opportunities+for+Minority%2fWomen+Owned+Businesses&sid =Aosd&b=terminalcontent&f=osd_es_mwbe_ampservices&csid=Aosd Contract&L2=Opportunities+for+Minority%2fWomen+Owned+Businesses&sid =Aosd&b=terminalcontent&f=osd_es_mwbe_ampservices&csid=Aosd North Carolina – Ohio – Texas - Each state agency with a biennial appropriation that exceeds $10 million, shall implement a Mentor Protégé Program.http://www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub/mentorprotege/

6 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 6 For more information on State M/WBE Programs

7 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 7 State DOT DBE Mentor-Protégé Programs California mentors and 41 protégés; implemented in the San Francisco Bay Areahttp://dot.ca.gov/dist4/calmentor/ Illinois - Minnesota - North Carolina – informal program Ohio – Texas - tege.htm tege.htm

8 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 8 For more information on State DOT DBE Programs

9 Effective Mentor Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE ProgramsMay 8, 2008Page No. 9 The Inclusive Business Initiative


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