Small & Local Business Enterprise Office

The mission of the Small and Local Business Enterprise Office (S/LBE) is to create economic opportunity by certifying the availability of the following entities to the City of Boston:
- Small & Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)
- Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
- Veteran Owned Small Business Enterprise (VOSBE)*.
The S/LBE office advocates on behalf of these businesses to help them compete successfully for City contracts as well as in the Boston area's economy as a whole.

*Veteran Owned Businesses must be certified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

SLBE / MWBE Directory Search

You may search our directory by keyword, SLBE or MWBE status or by category to find small, local, minority and women owned business enterprises in Boston.

Access Directory

If you are a local business and would like to add or update your information, please notify us.

Applications and Forms

Here you will find all of the forms included in the Small Local Business Enterprise certification package:

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Small and Local Business Enterprise Certification Application
Small and Local Business Enterprise Database Input Sheet
Small and Local Business Enterprise Category Index List
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes
Small and Local Business Enterprise Commodity Codes
Contractor Information Form
The City Record Subscription Form

For more information or assistance with any of the forms, please contact the Small and Local Business Enterprise Office.

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