Business Inclusion


The Business Inclusion Office for the City of Asheville actively seeks to identify minority and women-owned businesses for an opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to the city.

The intent of the program is:

  • to widen opportunities for participation,
  • increase competition, and
  • to ensure the proper and diligent use of public funds.

It is the City of Asheville’s policy to:

  • Provide minorities equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of city contracting and purchasing programs, including but not limited to, participation in procurement, professional and construction contracts; and
  • Prohibit discrimination against any person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, familial status, or national origin, and to conduct its contracting and purchasing programs so as to prevent any discrimination and to resolve all claims of such discrimination.

For more information about doing business with The City of Asheville visit The Purchasing Department for more information.

 


Minority and Women Business Certification Resources

 

State of North Carolina’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Small Business Administration

 

Search Options for Minority and Women Businesses

State of North Carolina’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Small Business Administration’s Dynamic Small Business Search

 


Contact Information

 

Rosanna Fox Mulcahy, Business Inclusion Manager
Community and Economic Development Department

828-259-8050

City of Asheville
70 Court Plaza, 5th Floor, Asheville NC 28801

Mail to:
City of Asheville
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville NC 28802

 


Updated 11/07/2019

 


 

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