Minority / Women’s Business

Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program

The purpose of the M/WBE Program is to: 

  1. Formally communicate the City’s policy regarding non-discrimination in its procurement practices.
  2. Provide to the fullest extent possible, consistent with sound management practices, and state and federal laws, opportunities for participation by firms owned and controlled by minorities and women.

To locate certified minority and women-owned businesses in the Winston-Salem area, go to our Resources Page. To learn about upcoming bids and other important business opportunities, please visit the Working with the City of Winston-Salem Page Picture of Services

Examples of Goods & Services

The City of Winston-Salem actively seeks and identifies qualified M/WBEs to offer the opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to our various departments. The City of Winston-Salem is committed to spending funds within the local economy to show its support of M/WBEs. The City of Winston-Salem accomplishes this by requiring local vendors to be used, if available, for all discretionary spending under $20,000. Local M/WBE vendors must also be given the opportunity to bid/propose on the project. Here are some examples of the varying types of goods and services the City purchases. 

  1. Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Web Training Being Offered

    Minority- and women-owned businesses can receive assistance in getting certified as historically underutilized businesses with the state of North Carolina through web-based training that will be available online Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Read more...
  2. City Schedules Trial of In-Street Dining for Downtown Restaurants July 25

    The city and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership will test a proposal July 25 to close parts of downtown streets on weekend nights to let restaurants set up tables in the street and serve more patrons while adhering to the state’s Phase 2 protocols. Read more...
  3. City Temporarily Allowing Expanded Outdoor Dining Downtown

    The city is temporarily allowing downtown restaurants to expand their sidewalk dining areas beyond their immediate storefronts in order to give them a means of making up for lost capacity under the Phase 2 occupancy restrictions. Read more...
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