Starting a new business requires a great deal of preparation, from creating your business plan to selecting your business site and everything in between. Business owners face challenges that include: navigating the city permitting process, securing financing, deciding how and where to expand, and addressing issues related to attracting and retaining quality employees. The City of Raleigh together with the state and local resources can help new business owners get started.
MWBE Vendor Directory
The City's Business Assistance Coordinator manages the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program, maintains a Minority and Women-owned Business Directory, and solicits participation in construction contracts.
Certified businesses are listed in a directory that is distributed to City departments for use on city projects.
Questions about the program should be directed to Maria A. Torres.