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Minority Business Enterprise Office
Charleston’s Minority & 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:
  1. Assisting potential entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate resources related to the start-up of his or her business
  2. Aiding existing business owners in the capacity of business growth and expansion
  3. Providing access to potential economic and financial opportunities through the use of business databases
  4. Providing guidance and counsel to assist businesses become more efficient by improving management skills and operational effectiveness
  5. Providing information on local skills-based training opportunities to interested business owners
  6. Assisting with the MWBE certification process to enhance contracting opportunities.

This office works closely with the Local Development Corporation (LDC) to facilitate access to loan programs. The office also maintains a current listing of MBE/WBE vendors for referral and distribution.

Related Documents

City of Charleston MWBE Certification Application

City Of Charleston Certified MWBE Directory (UPDATED 11/30/2018)

Additional Resources

Ruth Jordan
Minority Business Enterprise Manager

2 George Street
Suite 3600
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-973-7434
Fx: 843-724-7354