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Metro’s Approach to Small, Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran Business (SMWSDVB) 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.

BAO 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. BAO supports 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: Business Development and Outreach; Business Status Confirmation; Procurement Nondiscrimination and Small Business Program Administration, Contract Compliance; and Relationship Management/Dispute Resolution.

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