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Welcome to the Office of Small Business Development

The City of Milwaukee's Office of Small Business Development (OSBD) was created to assist and protect the interest of emerging and small business concerns. 

We take steps to promote and encourage full and open competition in the City of Milwaukee so emerging businesses may successfully compete in a free market as independent business owners.  The staff has a communication network with each of the city's contracting departments to ensure that the opportunities in commodity procurement, construction, service orders and professional services are available to small and emerging businesses.

We work to enhance the emerging small business community by maximizing support services, contract opportunities, and financial resources to compete in the public and private sector markets.  We also work to establish mentor-protégé relationships between small businesses and those businesses in the mainstream marketplace.

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Business Capacity Building Program

The City of Milwaukee’s Business Capacity Building Program was designed to mentor and promote existing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms actively engaged on the Northwestern Mutual (NM) Tower and Commons project.  The program is also designed to ensure full opportunity for participation by SBE firms on future public works and private sector development projects.  The goal of the program is to prepare small businesses for sustainable growth that is measured by increased business revenues, new contracting opportunities and job creation.


SBE Business Directory

Search for certified firms using the SBE Business Directory.

To download the entire directory, click the link above, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click either to Excel or to CSV.

Revolving Loan Program

The City of Milwaukee's Revolving Loan Program is designed to assist SBE-certified firms with financing for prime and sub contracts awarded to them. Funds are available to all currently certified SBE firms with upcoming City, MATC, MPS or MMSD contracts. Click here to access the Revolving Loan application.

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Contact Us

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





Nikki Purvis 


Michelle Kaczmarowski
Contract Compliance Officer

James Methu
Business Analyst, Senior

Dontreal Teague
Business Analyst

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