CBI Mission

Promote diversity, inclusion, and business opportunities in the City’s contracting and procurement process for Minority Women Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) located in the Charlotte region.

Key Program Objectives

  • Process SBE Certifications and MWSBE Registrations
  • Establish Citywide MWSBE Prime Spend Goals
  • Establish Project Specific MWSBE Subcontracting Goals
  • Monitor CBI Policy and MWSBE Contract Compliance
  • Track Citywide MWSBE Spending and Publish Spend Reports
  • Conduct MWSBE Education and Outreach Initiatives
  • Support the City Council appointed CBI Advisory Committee (CBIAC)
  • Access to Capital/Financial Resources

Program Success

For a fourth straight year, the city surpassed its prior year spending with MWSBEs and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for a new record of $110.4 million in FY18.