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Get Growing Session: City of Detroit Business Opportunity Program

  • Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48226 United States (map)

The Get Growing series brings you access to some of Detroit's resources, organizations, and business opportunities for you. Come join us for May's session spotlighting how to navigating official proccesses around being a City of Detroit vendor.

At this session, you'll meet Lauren N. Strickland from the office of Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunities. ___ will give an overview of the Detroit Business Opportunity and Certification Program, showing you how to list your company as a vendor and to receive preferred bidding on business with the City of Detroit.

About the Detroit Business Opportunity Program

The Detroit Business Opportunity Program (DBOP) is an important component of the economic revitalization of Detroit and allows residents and developers the opportunity to identify Detroit Headquartered and Detroit Based Businesses. We offer certifications for Detroit Based, Detroit Headquartered, Small, Minority and Women Owned Businesses. We also offer Start-Up Certifications.

Once a business is certified with the Program, the City of Detroit Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) will promote your business through increased visibility of the company’s business type, certification and contact information on the Certified Business Register which is available through our department webpage.

All certified businesses will receive equalization credits and competitive advantages for procurement and contracting bidding opportunities with the City of Detroit and access to opportunities.

Detroit Business Certification Program: Application for Certification as

  • Detroit Start-Up

  • Detroit Headquartered Business

  • Detroit Based Business

  • Detroit Small Business

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise

  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprise