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Get Growing: City of Detroit Business Opportunity Program

Get Growing Sessions helpy you connect to resources in our region, designed and curated by Bamboo a hub of community workspace, coworking, and offices helping you grow.

At this session, you'll meet with the City of Detroit's team from the Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity department. In this session we'll learn about the Detroit Business Opportunity Program, sharing with you how to gain leverage in procuring with the City by certifying your business.

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, developers, and businesses the opportunity to identify businesses based in the City of Detroit. We offer certifications for Detroit Based, Detroit Headquartered, Small, Micro Business, Resident, 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 Certifications Offered:

  • Detroit Start-Up

  • Detroit Headquartered Business

  • Detroit Based Business

  • Detroit Small Business

  • Detroit Resident Business

  • Detroit Based Micro Business

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise

  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Earlier Event: August 9
Startup Detroit Open Pitches
Later Event: August 14
Invest Detroit Office Hours