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Annual Reports

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

 

Studies

Disparity Study

City of Milwaukee Emerging Business Enterprise Program Study 2007

 

History & City Ordinance Changes

1989 | The Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program was enacted through Chapter 360 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances. The EBE Program, formerly known as the DBE program, was created to assist and protect the interests of individuals who are disadvantaged and small business concerns in order to promote and encourage full and open competition in the City of Milwaukee.

2002 | Chapter 360 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances was revised to utilize city-certified EBEs in all contracting activities by approving an annual 18 percent EBE utilization requirement for each contracting department, and all other operating departments.

January 3, 2012 | Chapter 370 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances went into effect and implemented the recommendations of the city’s disparity study conducted in 2009/2010 by redesigning the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program to a minority, women and small business enterprise (MWSBE) program.  The Emerging Business Enterprise program has transitioned into the Office of Small Business Development (OSBD) to further implement and oversee the programmatic changes.  The changes also limited MWSBE certifications to businesses located in a 4-county area: Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

November 22, 2013 | Portions of Chapter 370 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances were repealed to remove the race and gender conscious programs (minority and women business enterprise) and maintain the race and gender neutral small business enterprise program.  Additionally, the 4-county area restriction was removed, opening up certifications to businesses located in the contiguous United States.  The "Disadvantage with Respect to Business Training" was also removed as a possible eligibility criteria for businesses seeking new or renewal certification.

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-5553
osbd@milwaukee.gov

 

   

Manager

Nikki Purvis 

414-286-5553
nikki.purvis@milwaukee.gov


Michelle Kaczmarowski
Contract Compliance Officer
414-286-3507
michelle.kaczmarowski@milwaukee.gov


Dontreal Teague
Business Analyst
414-286-3916
dontreal.teague@milwaukee.gov 


Maribel Aguilar
Business Analyst
414-286-8749
maribel.aguilar@milwaukee.gov