Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement

The Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement was created in December 2016 after a split of the former Community and Business Development department. This department includes the following divisions:

Business Development Division

The Business Development Division monitors and promotes business and economic development opportunities throughout the city utilizing a series of related programs to provide concentrated assistance to targeted areas and groups. The Division focuses on enhancing the quality of life by attracting, creating, and retaining jobs; augmenting the tax base; and assisting small and minority-owned businesses.

Minority & Women's Business Enterprise Division

The M/WBE Division assists minority- and women-owned business enterprises in providing goods and services to the city. The Division provides workshops and seminars for minority- and women-owned businesses.  In addition, the Division provides minorities and women equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of city contracting and purchasing programs, including but not limited to:

  • Participation in procurement contracts for commodities and services as well as contracts relating to construction.
  • Repair work and/or leasing activities.
  • All purchasing at the department/division level that is classified as discretionary spending.

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Evan Raleigh
Director

Ken Millett
Small Business Development Manager

Tiesha Hinton
Business Inclusion Manager

Steven Harrison
 
Small Business Development Specialist

Hasani Mitchell
 
Diversity Compliance Specialist

Vanessa Banner
 
Administrative Assistant




City Hall, Suite 232
101 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101