How Will Participating in MWBE Programs Benefit Your Business?

The City of Raleigh encourages and provides equal opportunity for certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) businesses to participate in all aspects of the City’s contracting and procurement programs to include - Professional Services; Goods and Other Services; and Construction. The prime contractor will be required to identify participation of MWBE businesses in their proposal, and how that participation will be achieved.

  • Marketing Tool: Increase visibility for your business
  • MWBE Suppliers: The City encourages the use of MWBE suppliers for Professional Services, Goods and Other Services, and Construction.
  • Email Notifications: Receive electronic notification of bid opportunities for City of Raleigh. You will be invited to attend any pre-bid meetings.
  • Workshops & Seminars: The City of Raleigh partners with local non-profit organizations to provide resources and education opportunities for business owners. Workshops are provided free of charge and cover a broad range of topics relevant to your business. Sign-up today to receive information on workshops & seminars.
  • Annual Small Business Expo: Every year, representatives from the City of Raleigh, Wake County Public Schools, and other local and non-profit governmental agencies provide information about upcoming construction projects. This event provides business owners an opportunity to network with local general contractors seeking subcontractors, end users, and suppliers.




MWBE Program Manager:
Lekesha Shaw

MWBE Coordinator
Maria A. Torres

Equity and Inclusion



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