Minority / Women’s Business

Upcoming M/WBE Events

Estimating and Bidding 101        

 Thu, February 18, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for a free seminar to help minority and women-owned businesses improve their bidding and estimating process.

Overview of Forecasted City Projects Virtual Outreach Event   

Thu, February 25, 2021  6:00 PM               

A free information opportunity for Prime contractors and M/WBE subcontractors.

HUB Certification Day   

Wed, March 24, 2021 6:00 PM  

Join us for a HUB Certification Day to help minority and woman-owned businesses apply for the NC Statewide Uniform Certification.

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. City Offering Business Training Program; Class Registration Open

    The city’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is again offering a free nine-week business training course for people interested in starting a small business or who recently started one. To keep participants safe, this course will be online. Read more...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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