Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Program

About the Program

To promote free competition and equal opportunity, the City of Greenville, through its Purchasing Division, is committed to assisting small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses in becoming active vendors with the City of Greenville.

The City of Greenville encourages and invites small, woman, and/or minority owned businesses located inside and outside the city limits to participate in the City's procurement process.

City Policies

View a summary of program policies to further understand preference opportunities and eligibility requirements.

Minority-Owned Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE) logo
  1. Intent
  2. Definitions
  3. Preference in Scoring


Business firms owned and operated by minority and women persons, in general, have been historically restricted from full participation in the nation's free enterprise system to a degree disproportionate to other businesses.

The City believes it is in the community's best interest to assist woman- and minority-owned businesses to develop fully, in furtherance of City's policies and programs which are designed to promote balanced economic and community growth.

The City, therefore, wishes to ensure that woman- and minority-owned businesses (M/WBEs) are afforded the opportunity to fully participate in the City's procurement process.