Business Development Division

“Advocating on behalf of Minority/Women Business”

Due to extra precautions taken to protect staff from the Coronavirus, if you are interested in applying for M/WBE certification with Orange County, electronic applications are being accepted.  E-mail the new certification application and all required documents to and the Re-certification application to


To provide resources that stimulates economic growth for small business. This includes working to increase the utilization of minority and woman-owned businesses (M/WBE) in the County’s procurement process.


To promote the participation in and award of contracts to minority and women-owned business enterprises in accordance with the M/WBE Ordinance.


Local, small minority and women-owned enterprises and service disable-veteran: we're here to help you compete. Minority certifications with Orange County Government can open doors beyond Orange County's scope, so take advantage of seminars, referrals and contact management.


Certification: A company may be designated as a Minority or Woman Business Enterprise after the submittal and review of an application. Typically certification status can be approved in sixty (60) business days. We also register Service Disabled Veterans.

Contract Compliance: To ensure use of M/WBE’s, our staff monitors activities. This requires 25% participation in Construction, 27% in Professional Services, 10% in Goods and 24% in Services.


Workshop Registration
Monthly educational workshops are FREE and held at the National Entrepreneur Center located at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall;
3201 E. Colonial Dr, Suite A-20. To RSVP for a workshop, visit the Educational Workshop Registration page or call (407) 420-4848.


Contact Us

Business Development Division
Internal Operations Centre II, 2nd Floor
400 E South Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7317 
Fax: (407) 836-5477

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