Minority & Women Business (MWBE) Program

Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program

The City of Rocky Mount MWBE Program strives to involve MWBE Companies in its purchasing process by:

  • Providing minority and women owned businesses the equal opportunity to participate in the bidding process for the purchase of equipment, apparatus and supplies.

  • Providing minority and women owned businesses the equal opportunity to participate in the bidding process for building renovations and construction contracts.

  • Providing one-on-one information sessions as requested on past bids they are interested in bidding on.

  • Prohibiting discrimination against a business because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin or handicap.

The City of Rocky Mount doesn't have a Minority & Women Business Enterprise Certification process. However, the City does recognize and accept certifications from other entities within the State of North Carolina. A "minority business" is a business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority persons or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. See NCGS143-128.2

  • African American

  • Latin American

  • Asian American

  • American Indian

  • Female

Upcoming Events

Virtual Workshop: Numbers of Doing Business
Jan. 22, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • The Numbers Behind Operating a Business
    10 am - 10:30 am
    Presented by Latasha Best Gaddy

  • How to Prepare for a Business Loan
    10:35 am - 11:05 am
    Presented by Jessie Maxwell

  • Resources for Resilient MWBEs
    11:10 am - 11:40 am
    Presented by Dr. Michael Stubblefield & Mr. Ada Womack, MBA

  • Marketing on a Budget
    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    Presented by Tierra Norwood