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Metro’s Approach to Small, Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran Business Inclusion

Metro Government strives to stimulate economic growth by implementing programs and initiatives to identify, prepare and grow small and disadvantaged businesses so that they can become and continue to be positive contributors to the Nashville Business Economy.

The Business Assistance Office assists businesses by providing them with information, technical assistance, business development, and outreach and other services to help them participate effectively in procurements with Metro and other buying entities and thereby supporting their business growth. We support the goal of the government to make Nashville an inclusive city where all qualified businesses have an equal opportunity to participate in City procurement activities.

Metro's programs consist of a variety of components that work together. The program components are:

Equal Business Opportunity Program Aspirational Goals

Fiscal Years 2020-2024

Per Metro Code 4.46.020 and 4.46.060.A, aspirational goals are to be based upon the Minority Owned Business Enterprise/Woman Owned Business Enterprise availability and utilization data collected and analyzed every 5 years as part of a duly authorized disparity study. The annual aspirational goal is not to be applied to individual contracts, but rather, is intended to serve as a benchmark against which to measure the overall effectiveness of the Equal Business Opportunity Program on an annual basis, and to gauge the need for future adjustments to the mix and to the aggressiveness of various remedies being applied under the program.

Goals of Participation For Service Type
Program Construction Architecture and Engineering Professional Services Non-Professional Services Goods
Minority Owned Business 13% 13% 24% 23% 10%
Woman Owned Business 12% 15% 16% 16% 11%

Contact Us

Via Express Mail
Suite 112, Lindsley Hall
730 2nd Avenue South
Nashville TN 37210

Via USPS Mail
730 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 196300
Nashville TN 37219

615-862-6180 Phone
615-862-6179 FAX

Business Assistance Office
615-880-2814 Phone
615-862-6175 FAX