Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises Office

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Charleston’s Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise office (MWBE) strives to increase participation of minority and women-owned business enterprises in the full array of contracting opportunities available in the City of Charleston.

Assistance Provided

The MWBE office assists potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners through:

  • Aiding existing business owners in the capacity of business growth and expansion
  • Assisting potential entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate resources related to the start-up of his or her business
  • Assisting with the MWBE certification process to enhance contracting opportunities.
  • Providing access to potential economic and financial opportunities through the use of business databases
  • Providing guidance and counsel to assist businesses become more efficient by improving management skills and operational effectiveness
  • Providing information on local skills-based training opportunities to interested business owners

The office maintains a current listing of MBE/WBE vendors for referral and distribution.