Welcome to the Office of Small Business Development
Effective March 17, 2020, the Office of Small Business Development staff will be working remotely until further notice. Staff are available during normal business hours and responding to emails and voicemails. If you have a general question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience and delay and hope to be able to return to our normal service model as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
For the most current information regarding the City of Milwaukee's Moving MKE Forward Safely, please visit the Milwaukee Health Department's website here: https://city.milwaukee.gov/MMFS
For a full list of COVID-19 resources compiled by The Department of City Development and its partners (in English and Espanol), visit: https://city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/BusinessToolbox/COVID-19-Resources.htm
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.
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.
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.
As part of a contract award, contractors are required to participate in mandatory training on the City of Milwaukee Office of Small Business Development’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