Small Business Development

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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.

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.

Business Capacity Building Program

 

The City of Milwaukee’s Business Capacity Building Program was designed to mentor and promote existing Small Business Enterprise firms actively engaged with city-funded private development projects and procurement.  The program seeks 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.

B2Gnow Compliance Reporting and Certification Software

 

As part of a contract award, contractors are required to participate in mandatory training on the City of Milwaukee Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Compliance Reporting and Certification System (CRCS powered by B2Gnow) within thirty (30) days after contract award.  

Contracts with a value of $25,000 or more are monitored though the CRCS. Both prime and subcontractors are required to report payment information in the CRCS.  

Access CRCS for training or payment monitoring

2021 City of Milwaukee Disparity Study

 

The City of Milwaukee has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C (GSPC) to conduct a Disparity Study (“Study”). The Study will determine whether there is a disparity between the percentage of minority and women owned firms that are available to provide goods and services to the City and the City’s utilization of those firms. Over the course of this Study, there will be several ways the local business community can be involved. GSPC will be conducting surveys, public hearings, virtual informational meetings, and other public engagement meetings. If your firm is contacted to provide input, we thank you for your participation. You may also email us any comments or questions at MilwaukeeStudy@gspclaw.com.

For more information, visit https://milwaukeedisparitystudy.com/ 

City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission Director Nikki Purvis 

Nikki Purvis, Chief Equity Officer

npurvi@milwaukee.gov

 


 About OEI 


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Business Development Staff

@ Angelique Pettigrew, Contract Compliance Officer 


@ Dontreal Teague, Business Analyst, Sr.


@ James Methu, Business Analyst, Sr.


 

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