Business Development Initiatives

​​​​The Minority Business Council provides information, guidance and programs that enable business owners to understand how to work with the City of Virginia Beach.  Additionally, you may find useful information relevant to contracting with other government agencies.


Resolution, adopted in 2008 by City Council, established to increase minority participation in city contracting. 

       Resolution Setting A 10% Goal For Minority Participation in City Contracting​

Small Business Enhancement Program (SBEP) - implemented in August 2012, this programs enhances subcontracting/subconsulting opportunities for SWaM businesses.

      SBEP Ordinance

     SWaM Certified Subcontracting Participation Plan.xlsxSWaM Certified Subcontracting Participation Plan

Bond Waiver/Prequalification Program Information - Adopted by City Council in June 2011, the Bond Waiver Program alleviates the bonding burden for non-transportation construction related projects valued between $100,000 and $500,000.

      Bonding Ordinance