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).
Baltimore Small Business Resource Center is the City of Baltimore’s One-Stop-Shop for persons seeking to start and grow a business. We provide training, counseling and resources to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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.
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Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is a startup incubator and community for science and science support companies. Focus: Life Science / Biotechnology Startups. Wet labs, office space, coworking.
An incubator for early-stage biotech, marine, environment, and human health companies. Part of the USM Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, which is a partnership of UMB, UMBC and UMCES.
LEDC is a nonprofit organization that equips entrepreneurs and small business owners with capital and technical assistance / LEDC es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que apoya emprendedores y empresarios con asistencia técnica y microcrédito.
Maryland Capital Enterprises Inc. provides small business loans, business counseling & education, and helps to develop business plans to assist entrepreneurs who start, expand, or purchase businesses.
The Code of Maryland Regulations, often referred to as COMAR, is the official compilation of all administrative regulations issued by agencies of the state of Maryland. The Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) regulations are under Title 26.
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to providing one-stop assistance to the area’s business community
TEDCO was created to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.
The MBDA Business Center is a Baltimore sponsored federally funded program that assists minority businesses with gaining access to capital, contracts, markets and global development.
Spark Baltimore is a collaborative workspace for growing tech startups, creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers located within the downtown Baltimore hubzone. Spark is designed with growing companies in mind, with space options that range from mailbox memberships and coworking desks to private offices and custom office suites. Spark serves as a connecting force for the technology-focused companies and entrepreneur ecosystem in the Baltimore region, and fosters connections between our members and established/traditional enterprises within the downtown central business district.
TU Incubator is Towson University’s business incubator for seed and early stage companies. Primary goals are to support regional entrepreneurs and induce mission-driven innovation in industries such as education (edtech) and healthcare.
Will Holmes Consulting is a MBE certified, business management and technology consulting firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Los Angeles, California. We develop technology, training, marketing and business process solutions for government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities and new and growing companies in North America, Africa and Asia.