Business Diversity & Compliance
Mission

To increase the number of M/W/SBEs certified with the City of Memphis and assist with strengthening the capacity of these companies so that they might better compete for opportunities in City of Memphis government contracting.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES MINORITY BUSINESS IN MEMPHIS
Propel Minority Business Accelorator
The City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance is partnering with Start Co to create a 12- week minority business accelerator called Propel. Propel was designed to build capacity with existing minority companies through enhancement of business models through offering a series of hands-on programming, mentor opportunities, technical resources and more. 



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Business Diversity and Compliance Resources
post 1 Sheltered Market Explained 

The Sheltered Market Program (SMP) is a race and gender neutral program to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons looking to do business with the City of Memphis. This program is designed to provide opportunities for certified small businesses in city contracting and procurement through the Sheltered Market Program.
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post 1 Explicacion de Sheltered Market

El Programa de Sheltered Market (SMP) es un programa para promover la igualdad de oportunidades de negocios e igual para todas las personas que buscan hacer negocios con la ciudad de Memphis. Este programa está diseñado para proporcionar oportunidades de certificados a las pequeñas empresas en la contratación de la ciudad y adquisiciones del Programa de Sheltered Market.
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OBDC News Alerts
Bounce Memphis: We Mean Business symposium

Bounce Memphis: We Mean Business symposium Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis will launch its first "We Mean Business" symposium next week.…. [See more]

Live at 9: We Mean Business symposium

It’s a symposium to help small and medium businesses involved in city business. It’s all about giving especially minority-owned businesses a chance to network with city leaders…. [See more]

'We Mean Business' symposium for those seeking city contracts

Those interested in doing business with the City of Memphis may attend the first “We Mean Business’’ symposium, Mayor Jim Strickland announced Wednesday…. [See more]

Contact
Joann Massey
Director

125 North Main
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 636-6210

Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events
 
I’m Certified… What’s Next?
September 28, 2016
10:00 AM  ·  RBC: 555 Beale Street
 
Pre-Certification Workshop
October 11, 2016
10:00 AM  ·  RBC: 555 Beale Street
 
Pre-Certification Workshop
October 19, 2016
10:00 AM  ·  RBC: 555 Beale Street
 
Competitive Bidder’s Prep Accelerator Program
Application Deadline:
October 18, 2016
[Apply to be enlisted ]






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