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Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Monica Grier
Administrative Support Coordinator
980-314-2941

Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI)

2020 Mecklenburg County Disparity Study: Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C (GSPC) to conduct a disparity study on the availability and utilization of minority and women owned businesses enterprises and examine relevant evidence of race – or gender – based discrimination in the Finance/Procurement Division’s contracting. 

Full Report

Introduction and Executive Summary

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Mecklenburg County is committed to providing minorities, women, and small businesses equal opportunity to participate in construction and professional services contracts. Through the BDI program, the County works to help minorities, women and small businesses grow and be competitive for governmental purchasing.

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Mission: To increase participation of minorities, women, and small businesses in Mecklenburg County business opportunities through outreach, training, and partnerships.

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Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in Mecklenburg County's Business Diversity & Inclusion Program, a business must meet certain criteria. These criteria are:

  • The business must be 51% owned and operated by a minority, woman, or small business owner.
  • The business must be certified. Mecklenburg County does not provide certification, but will accept certifications from the following:
    • NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
      • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) 
    • North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
      • Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
    • City of Charlotte – Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) 
      • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)


​BDI Program Contact Information
​Email
​Telephone
BDI@MeckNC.Gov​​(980) 314-2945




Ellie Festger
980-314-2825
(Bilingual – Spanish)
John Walton ll
980-314-4337

Lorena Gomez
980-314-2826
(Bilingual – Spanish)

Malaya Abed
980-314-2857
(Bilingual – Cambodian & Thai)

Program Officer - TBA
Email - TBA
Telephone - TBA

Jamila R. Davis
980-314.2941



Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Monica Grier
Administrative Support Coordinator
980-314-2941