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Emerging Small Business Enterprise Program (ESBE)

The ESBE program is a race- and gender-neutral program designed to provide select contracting opportunities to small, economically disadvantaged businesses. The program runs concurrently with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program on federally funded projects. 

The program uses the same eligibility criteria as its DBE program, with one exception: The owner is not required to be a socially disadvantaged group member. If your firm is certified as a DBE, ESBE certification is automatic. NJDOT provides a directory of certified ESBEs, including DBEs that qualify as ESBEs. ESBE certification must be renewed each year.

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The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) is a business-first business advocacy team within the NJ Department of State, dedicated to solving problems and maximizing growth opportunities. Whether you are an entrepreneur, own a business on "Main Street", are located on a corporate campus, or interested in expanding your products and services through export, we're here for you.

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