Minority & Women Business (MWBE) Program

Minority & Women Enterprise Program

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The City of Rocky Mount MWBE Program strives to involve MWBE Companies in its purchasing process by:

  • Providing minority and women owned businesses the equal opportunity to participate in the bidding process for the purchase of equipment, apparatus and supplies.

  • Providing minority and women owned businesses the equal opportunity to participate in the bidding process for building renovations and construction contracts.

  • Providing one-on-one information sessions as requested on past bids they are interested in bidding on.

  • Prohibiting discrimination against a business because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin or handicap.

The City of Rocky Mount doesn't have a Minority & Women Business Enterprise Certification process. However, the City does recognize and accept certifications from other entities within the State of North Carolina. A "minority business" is a business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority persons or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. See NCGS143-128.2

  • African American

  • Latin American

  • Asian American

  • American Indian

  • Female

Disparity Study
Construction Resources
Business with the City
Training Events

Certification Options for Small Businesses

Historically Underutilized Business Certification

Success for Government Contracting RSVP

The city of Rocky Mount Purchasing Division will hold a Minority/Women Business Enterprise workshop from 9:30am - 4:00pm on Friday, January 10 at the Booker T. Theater.

The Booker T. Theater is located at 170 E. Thomas St. in downtown Rocky Mount. The MWBE program is designed to advocate and facilitate business growth and provide opportunities for historically underutilized businesses.





Attending (select all that apply):

9:30am - 10:30am
Registration, Meet & Greet

10:45am - 11:00am
Introduction & MWBE Program Overview

11:00am - 12:00pm
Certification Process Overview & Success for State Contracting

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Success for City of Rocky Mount Contracting

1:45pm - 2:45pm
Success for Federal Contracting

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rocky Mount Insurance Expectations

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