About Us


The Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (MWBD) is an entrepreneurially focused agency committed to wealth creation in the minority and women business communities. MWBD actively coordinates and leverages public and private sector resources in support of its mission - to aid, counsel, foster the growth and protect the interests of minority and women-owned businesses. Through government contracting, MWBD actively seeks to recruit and retain minority and women businesses seeking to do business with the City of Baltimore by expanding contracting opportunities.


  • Dramatically increase the number, magnitude and success rate of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in Baltimore City
  • Dramatically increase contracting and procurement dollars spent with minority-owned and women-owned businesses
  • Facilitate greater involvement of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in identified growth sectors of the City's economy (e.g. tourism, technology, real estate development).