Minority and Women
Business Enterprise Program
Welcome! The city's M/WBE program is designed to assist minority- and women-owned business enterprises in providing goods and services to the city. In addition, the program provides workshops and seminars for minority- and women-owned businesses, and assistance with the resolution of problems and complaints relating to the M/WBE program. You do not have to be a certified minority company to do business with the City of Winston-Salem but the certification will improve your chances to participate on city contracts.
Please go to our M/WBE Certification page to find out how to apply for certification.
The Small Business Plan Competition is underway and submissions have been received for the first round of the competition to win up to $10,000 in financial assistance to open a business. The most viable of submissions will move on to complete their business plans in the final round. Learn more about the competition.
Watch our new Let's Do Business [video] show on WSTV-13 to learn more about our program and M/WBE businesses in the community.
Read our new Let's Do Business Newsletter for Winter 2013 to learn about the M/WBE and Small Business Programs.
M/WBE Annual Report FY2011-2012 [pdf/101kb/2p]
Go to Bid Opportunities for information on upcoming bids with the city and across the region.
Go to M/WBE Businesses to locate Winston-Salem area HUB certified businesses.
Calendar of Opportunities
May 2013 M/WBE Calendar [pdf/239kb/2p]
Examples of Goods & Services the City uses during the year
Goods and Services examples [pdf/167kb/4p]
M/WBE Business Certification
The State of North Carolina, through its HUB Office, is now the certifying agency for the state. The City of Winston-Salem no longer certifies businesses as minority- or women-owned. If you wish to certify your business, the M/WBE Certification page will help you learn more about the certification process.
MWBE Citizen Advisory Committee
The M/WBE Citizen Advisory Committee sets M/WBE participation goals on City construction projects and evaluates the Good Faith Efforts of general contractors to meet those goals. The committee meets the second to last Tuesday of every month, as needed. If interested in volunteering, please contact the Mayor's Office for more information.
Section 3 Business Application
The City of Winston-Salem certifies businesses as Section 3 eligible for projects federally funded by HUD. Businesses wishing to be certified under the Federal Government Section 3 guidelines must visit our office. To learn more about the program see the M/WBE Section 3 page.
Walter O. Farabee
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building 100 E. First Sreet
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102