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 City of Asheville’s Policy
- 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
- 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.
Notice: Many business owners choose to register themselves with directories of historically underutilized businesses, in order to increase their opportunities.
If you are interested in learning how registering your business might help you, or to find a minority, women or disabled-owned business the following resources may be helpful. There is additional information on the Business Inclusion page.
- State of North Carolina’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses
- North Carolina Department of Transportation
- Small Business Administration’s Dynamic Small Business Search
- Asheville Business Inclusion Office page
Rosanna Fox Mulcahy, Business Inclusion Manager
Community and Economic Development Department