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Minority & Women-Owned Business Development

The Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development serves as the City of Baltimore’s advocate for small, local, minority and women-owned companies including prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners. MWBD provides the following services:


We provide support for small, local, minority-owned and women-owned companies seeking to do business with the City of Baltimore by expanding contracting opportunities and increasing the procurement dollars spent with minority and women-owned companies


We provide networking opportunities at the following annual events:

  • CEO Summit
  • Franchise Seminar
  • Mayor's Minority and Women-Owned Business Awards
  • Procurement Fair
  • Supplier Diversity and Inclusion/Minority Enterprise Development Week
  • Vendor Development Seminar Series for Minority and Women Business Enterprises
  • Women’s Business Forum


We provide outreach to assist in forging strong business alliances, building capacity, accessing assistance, resolving problems with or barriers to compliance with Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2007 Edition).

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Baltimore City Small Business Resource Center

Baltimore Small Business Resource Center is the City of Baltimore's One-Stop-Shop for persons seeking to start and grow a business. Our goal is to make Baltimore City America's most entrepreneurial city. We provide training, counseling and resources to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We also assist companies seeking help from the City to navigate the services available.
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Lisa Edwards
3000 druid park drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (443) 451-7160
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Baltimore Main Street

Baltimore Main Streets(BMS) is a program established by Baltimore City, in 2000, to provide customized support and technical assistance for neighborhood commercial corridors through designated neighborhood-based organizations.

Sean Stinnett
3000 Druid Park Drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (443) 642-0671
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Belair-Edison Main Street

The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors.
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Denitra Braham
3545 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 485-8422
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What's the next step? It's a question asked by people who have an idea, are ready to launch a business, or have a business they want to grow. We offer a variety of classes to answer your questions.

Moire Riley
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: (443) 840-1804
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Emerging Technology Center

MODEL FOR SUCCESS For nearly two decades, the ETC has provided a nurturing, innovative, and transformative experience for technology-focused entrepreneurs who are excited to start, grow and extend their businesses, motivated to succeed, and committed to making a difference in the greater community. Discover what the ETC can offer you — and what you can offer the ETC.

Deborah Tillett
ETC Haven Campus Baltimore, MD 21224
101 N. Haven Street 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Md 21224
Phone: (443) 451-7000
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