Office of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

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).

Related Links

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.

Lisa Edwards

Phone: (443) 451-7160
Website | Email

3000 druid park drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21215

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

Phone: (443) 642-0671
Website | Email

3000 Druid Park Drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21218

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.

Denitra Braham

Phone: (410) 485-8422
Website | Email

3545 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21213


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

Phone: (443) 840-1804
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7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237

Emerging Technology Center


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

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

Federal Hill Main Street

The Baltimore Main Streets program is a neighborhood revitalization program that provides customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors.

Cathy Rosenbaum

Phone: (443) 904-4861

42 E. Cross St.

Fells Point 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.

Keith Mainhart

Phone: (410) 675-8900
Website | Email

1632 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Harbor Launch

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.

Betsy O'Neill Collie

Phone: (410) 746-0029
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701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Incubator at The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

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.

Betsy O'Neill Collie

Phone: (410) 385-6357
Website | Email

701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Latino Economic Development Center

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.

Molly Terry

10 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.

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.

Nick Rudolph

Phone: (410) 546-1900
Website | Email

333 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland Department of the Environment

MDE Regulations
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.

General Contact


Maryland Small Business Development Center - University of Maryland

The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to providing one-stop assistance to the area’s business community

Sandra Conaway

Phone: (410) 706-5463
Website | Email

620 West Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

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.

Troy LeMaile-Stovall

Phone: (410) 740-9442
Website | Email

7021 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046

MBDA Baltimore Business Center

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.

Scott Phillips

Phone: (443) 451-7103
Website | Email

1101 East 33rd Street, Suite 308
Baltimore, MD 21218

Pigtown Main Street

We provide assistance to business owners and commercial property owners along the 700-1300 blocks of Washington Blvd in Historic Pigtown.

Kim Lane

Phone: (443) 908-7038
Website | Email

763 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230

Spark Baltimore

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.

Shervonne Cherry

Phone: (443) 804-4927
Website | Email

8 Market Place
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21202

Towson University Incubator

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.

David Cross

Phone: (410) 704-3079
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7400 York Road, 3rd Floor
Towson, MD 21204

Waverly 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.

Matthew Smith

Phone: (410) 889-8100
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3302B Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

Will Holmes Consulting WHC

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.

Will Holmes

Phone: (410) 914-7730
Website | Email

622 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231