Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

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MWBE Benefits & Resources FY 20-21 MWBE Annual Report Annual Small Business Expo - Virtual

The Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program is specifically designed to advocate and facilitate business growth and provide opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. 

The City of Raleigh has an aspirational 15 percent goal to contract fifteen percent (15 percent) of the total contract amount to Certified MWBE firms on construction and repair projects of $300,000 or more and for contracts of $100,000 or more that include any State funding. 

MWBE Benefits & Resources

Benefits of Becoming MWBE Certified- 2020

Benefits of becoming MWBE Certified

FY 20-21 MWBE Annual Report

View the FY 20-21 MWBE Annual Report

Annual Small Business Expo - Virtual

The 23rd Annual Raleigh Small Business Expo was hosted by the City of Raleigh and Wake County Public School System on Wednesday, June 10, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, and attendees who participated in the virtual event. We also extend a thank you to our Event Planner, Sydney Coles of Coles Travel & Events, LLC

Local companies and government agencies attended the virtual Expo looking to connect with certified minority businesses, build relationships, and learn about upcoming projects.

Attendees seized the opportunity to meet with local agencies and general contractors seeking subcontractors for construction, professional services, and other services for next year. 

If you missed this awesome event but would like a sneak peek, visit exhibitor booths, be awed by guest speakers, and learn more from the event, click the links below.



MWBE Program Manager:
Lekesha R. Shaw

MWBE Coordinator:
Maria A. Torres



Lead Department:
Equity and Inclusion
Service Categories:
Small Business Support



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