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Contract Compliance Program

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program was established to provide purchasing opportunities to certified Minority and Women-Owned businesses with the City of Canton.

A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is one which is owned and controlled by at least fifty-one percent (51%) minority member(s). Minority group members are citizens of the United States who are Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. A Women Business Enterprise (WBE ) is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a woman or women who are citizens of the United States.

The City of Canton offers certification for MBE/WBE that are geographically located or wish to do business within the borders of the City of Canton. 

For a complete listing of companies that are certified MBE/WBE, please (click here) to download the most recent list of businesses (Excel format).

Companies wishing to apply for certification as an MBE/WBE should contact the Office of Compliance at (330) 438-4133.  The application process is free of charge, and certifications are valid until the end of the calendar year during which certification is granted.  Current MBE/WBE will be notified near the end of each calendar year that they need to be re-certified in order to continue participating in the program.

Questions about this program should be directed to the Office of Compliance (see contact info above).

Click here to download the 2011 MBE/WBE Application Packet.

*NOTE:  All companies certified this year will need to re-apply (free-of-charge) before December 31st to be certified for the new year. Click here to downlead the 2011 MB/WBE Recertification Short Form Affidavit.

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