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.

 


Resources

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Certification Resources

City Of Asheville Certification Process

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.

City Of Asheville Certified Vendors List

State of North Carolina’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Small Business Administration’s Dynamic Small Business Search

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.

 


Contact Information

Francia LaGuerre, Business Inclusion Coordinator 
Community and Economic Development Department

abi@ashevillenc.gov

828-747-8168

City of Asheville
70 Court Plaza, Fifth Floor, Asheville NC 28801

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

 


 

 

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