Mecklenburg County has gone to great lengths to ensure that business is done fairly and with diverse communities in our community. A recent inequality study of the availability and use of minority and women-owned businesses has identified areas for improvement in the county’s procurement process. The county is taking steps to eliminate the inequalities to ensure all qualifying companies have an equal opportunity to compete for contracts.
BDI determination guide
BDI’s new Program Rules Guide outlines the steps necessary to ensure maximum inclusion of minority businesses and women entrepreneurs certified by NC Historically Underutilized Businesses (NCHUB) and increases competition while ensuring the proper use of public funds .
DBE Transport Guide
Mecklenburg County has been approved by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) to receive federal grants as a direct recipient. As a condition of receiving this support, BDI has established a Disadvantaged Business (DBE) program under US Department of Transportation regulations.
BDI will host a series of sessions focused on both guides to give the community an opportunity to ask questions, learn more about both programs and discuss how to participate.
If you have any questions or comments, please email the Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI) program at [email protected]
Take a look at the flyer for the information event.