Business Inclusion

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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. To learn more about how we are working to increase equity in contracting, visit our Business Inclusion Initiative page.

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.


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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

If you are a prime contractor or business looking to subcontract please consult the links found below.

State of North Carolina’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Small Business Administration’s Dynamic Small Business Search


Other Useful Links:

Click here to see bid opportunities

Capitol Projects Page

Become a vendor for the City

FY 19-20 Adopted Budget (CIP)

Bond Information Page

Riverfront Redevelopment Information Page

Greenways Information Page

Open Data Portal


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 3/23/2020