Have you been looking for a way to get your foot in the door and become a money-making CDOT contractor? Do you want to successfully perform on all types of government transportation contracts? The Connect2DOT LEADING EDGE for Transportation course is a nine-week course tailored to business owners in the highway design and construction industry. The course builds on the award-winning LEADING EDGE curriculum and was customized by industry experts to help you determine the best growth strategy for your business to successfully perform on projects with CDOT and other USDOT-funded contracts.

By the end of the course, you will have an actionable business development plan in place and a solid understanding of course topics - including strategic planning, construction and managerial accounting, prime contractor marketing, estimating and bidding, and project management. You will also receive recognition by the Colorado Transportation Commission, CDOT Project Managers, and Prime Contractors!

What to Expect:

  • Peer learning with a group of businesses in the transportation industry
  • One-on-one coaching from course facilitators and consultants
  • Nine 2.5-hour weekly workshops including small group exercises, guest speakers, roundtables, and graduation ceremony
  • Introduction to industry mentors and opportunities to connect with community leaders, government agencies and other resources
  • Feedback on your business development plan 
  • Free registration to workshops (excluding QuickBooks) at the Pikes Peak SBDC while enrolled, valued at over $400
  • To graduate, you must complete a minimum of five hours of free one-on-one consulting and submit a completed business plan


$400 Standard Fee
$250 Additional Employees (Promo Code: SECOND) 



  • In business 2+ years
  • May have employees or may be working alone but planning to hire
  • Minimum of $100,000 in annual sales
  • Able to provide a balance sheet, statement of cash flow, income statement, and quarterly profit and loss statements for at least the last 2 years
  • Eager to learn and committed to growing your business
  • Certified DBE/ESB/MWBE/SBE companies preferred but all small businesses are eligible

Important Dates:

Free Info Sessions

Registration Deadline
Mon, August 21, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Wed, September 20, 2017 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Monday, October 2, 2017 

Course Sessions
October 5, 2017 - December 14, 2017

Thursday evenings | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Holiday breaks accommodated
Statewide Graduation Spring 2018 - Governor's Mansion, Denver

Meet the Facilitators:

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