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Small and Minority Business

Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin. Our mission is to promote access and equity on City of Austin contracts, providing economic opportunity to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE department:

  • Promotes and encourages minority, women, and disadvantaged business owners to participate in business opportunities with the City of Austin;

  • Assist certified businesses and businesses seeking certification with learning about opportunities available on the 2016 Mobility Bond

Divisions of SMBR: Certification, Compliance, and Resources (Bonding & Plans Room)

News and Events

COVID-19 : Notice regarding Coronavirus

2020 Disparity Study Kick Off Webinar.

Did you know that on a periodic basis the City of Austin must examine the need of an affirmative action contracting program? Join our webinar to learn more about the upcoming disparity study for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs and why it's important.

Your participation and input are a critical part of the study process.

Please join us on April 16, 2020 for one of our webinars.

For more information visit

Note: In the interest of preserving public health amidst COVID-19 concerns, we are holding these meetings by webinar. If you have signed up already for the in-person meeting, we will register you for the Webinar so you do not have to re-register.

Interested in learning more about Certification for Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises?

Visit our Certification Overview and online portal.

2016 Mobility Bond

Plans Room

Current Projects

SMBR’s Plan Room provides free electronic access to the McGraw-Hill Dodge system of drawings as well as hard copy plans and specifications from local, private, and public sector jobs. The Plan Room is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call (512) 974-7799 for more information.


Minority- and Women-Owned (MBE/WBE) Reports