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Minority Business Enterprise Program

The Office of Central Services is responsible for the operation & maintenance of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program.

 
 

Overview

The Office of Central Services is responsible for the operation & maintenance of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program.  The program was created to foster equitable participation of minority & women-owned businesses in the County’s procurement and contracting process through outreach with staff, diversity organizations and private sector businesses.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of Anne Arundel County to ensure that minority & women-owned business enterprises have the maximum opportunity to participate in performance of all county contracts for supplies & services.

Services

MBE Program staff serve as advocates for equal business opportunity in procurement and function to:

  • provide technical assistance to minority & women-owned businesses
  • monitor and report on effectiveness of County procurement efforts (excerpts from Annual Report of the Purchasing Agent)
  • update & maintain Anne Arundel County Directory of Minority & Women-owned
  • develop effective public/private partnerships by creating networking opportunities for local business, County staff and private sector companies
  • promote the growth & development of Anne Arundel County minority & women-owned business community

    Minority Business Report

Useful Links

Video

Minority Business Report - October 2016

Topic: Financing Options for Small Business Guests: Curtis Pope, Randall Toussaint