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Small and Minority Business Resources Department

Opening the Door to Opportunities

The Small and Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) 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.

A Note About Operations

SMBR is operating in a teleworking environment. Staff will address questions and provide customer services through emails, phone calls, and select office hours. If you would like more information, please contact us via email at or phone at 512-974-7600

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EGBI Coaching and Support Form

To receive training, coaching, and/or support from EGBI, small and minority-owned businesses will need to complete a short intake form (accessible above).

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Check out SMBR's quarterly MBE/WBE Newsletter for more information about our newest programs and supportive services, ordinance updates, upcoming events and more. 

Media Inquiries 

Press and Media

SMBR responds to media requests through our Public Information Specialist, Sr. Eddie Bynog, Jr., and Public Information Specialist, Evelin Garcia. 

Requests will be reviewed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday (Central Time Zone). Email requests to Eddie Bynog, Jr. with cc to Evelin Garcia.


The public may direct all questions or comments to SMBR's Resources Division at