Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)

What is M/WBE?

M/WBE stands for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises. The City of Rochester has an M/WBE Utilization Plan that ensures that African American, Hispanic American and Women-owned businesses receive a percentage of the total contract amount for each public works project. These goals depend on the whether the project is street construction or general/building construction.  

Contracts solely for materials and supplies do not count toward the M/WBE utilization goal. 

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The documents below are used to implement the City's M/WBE Construction Utilization Goal for public works construction contracts.


If you have questions or would like additional guidance on M/WBE requirements, please contact the City's M/WBE Officer at (585) 428-6190 or email your questions