Office of Minority & Women Business Development200 E. Washington St.City-County Bldg. Suite 1260Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 327-5262Fax: (317) 327-4482
A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is one, which is owned and controlled by at least fifty-one percent (51%) minority member(s). Minority group members are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who are Black, Hispanic, Asian Islanders, American Indians or Alaskan Natives. A Women Business Enterprise (WBE) is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a woman or women. A Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) is one, which is owned and controlled by at least fifty-one percent (51%) veteran(s). A Disability Owned Business Enterprise is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a socially disadvantaged individual or individuals. All qualifying members must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. In addition a firm must be for-profit and domiciled in the State of Indiana though the Indiana Sectary of State along with it corporate filings (Headquatered in the State of Indiana). City of Indianapolis does not accept certifications from national programs.
The primary goal of the City's MBE/WBE/VBE/DOBE program is to create an environment that:
To achieve these goals, the City concentrates its M/W/V/DOBE program in three areas: