Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program

New Hanover County has enhanced the current purchasing policies and procedures by improving awareness and opportunities for minorities and women to participate in all aspects of the county’s contracting and procurement programs, including construction projects, supplies, material purchases, and professional and personal service contracts. The county’s updated Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Policy went into effect November 1, 2019, and is designed to encourage staff who are involved in purchasing to make a good faith effort to utilize MWBE vendors.

As New Hanover County works to increase the diversity and number of higher-wage jobs, these policy and procedure enhancements will be important to support business growth in New Hanover County.

If you are a vendor that is eligible to be on the county’s MWBE list, please enroll in our Vendor Self-Service system.