City of Philadelphia: Minority, Women, Disabled Owned Business Support
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Minority, Women, Disabled Owned Business Support

Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

Works with the Philadelphia business community to build internal and external alliances with Minority ("MBE"), Women ("WBE") or Disabled ("DSBE") owned business enterprises (collectively "M/W/DSBEs), with the City of Philadelphia, and with private industries to help develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships that facilitate successful networking opportunities.

Registration Benefits

Is your company minority, woman, or disabled owned? You qualify to become part of the City's registry of preferred partners.


Businesses must get certified by an external agency prior to submitting an application for the City’s registry.

Contracting Opportunities

City departments use the OEO registry when purchasing goods and services.

What's New

  • OEO Releases FY16 Disparity Study
  • OEO releases FY17 Annual Report
  • Office of Economic Opportunity Releases Disparity Study; Increases participation goal to 35%
  • OEO Releases FY15 Annual Participation and EOP Reports
  • City of Philadelphia Releases FY2014 Annual Disparity Study, Comes Closer to 30% Goal Set Last Year
  • Mayor Nutter Celebrates 35 Years of Economic Opportunity, Releases 2014 Annual Report
  • Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Oct 1 - Oct 8

Do Business with the City

1. Become M/W/DSBE certified
2. Join the OEO Registry
3. Use the City’s procurement websites to grow your business