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Minority Inclusion

Committed to Providing Opportunities for Minorities and Women

Who Qualifies for the minority inclusion program?

This redevelopment in East Baltimore will produce a wide range of business opportunities.  Local companies owned by minorities and women can grow their businesses working in a large scale development that will be implemented over the next decade.

Under the direction of master developer Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership, LLC (FC-NEBP), businesses owned by minorities and women are already active participants in every phase of the development. Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership’s commitment of providing opportunities for women and minorities at every level of the development is a key success metric of the redevelopment effort in East Baltimore.

*Updated EBDI Inclusion Outcomes:

January 1, 2006 to September 2016 click here

Our Goal:

To foster and promote procurement opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses by actively seeking and mentoring the most qualified organizations that demonstrate our commitment to quality, service, delivery, and competitive pricing.

Who qualifies for the minority inclusion program?
Minority Business Enterprise or “MBE” is a business that is owned, operated, and controlled by one or more minority group members who have at least 51% ownership, and is certified by the State of Maryland or City of Baltimore.

Women’s Business Enterprise or “WBE” is a business owned, operated, and controlled by one or more women who have at least 51% ownership, and is certified by the State of Maryland or City of Baltimore.

Local Business Enterprise or “LBE” is a locally-owned business enterprise located within Baltimore City.  Special efforts are afforded to businesses in 11 ZIP Codes that surround the project area:  21202, 21205, 21206, 21213, 21214, 21218, 21224, 21231, 21237, 21251, 21287

Inclusion Statistics

Local Business Contracts

Performed by Baltimore City Residents

$136,220,00 (36.1%)

Local Contracts

Minority Business Contracting

Performed by Baltimore City Residents

$128,770,000 (34.1%)

Minority Contracts

Woman Business Contracting

Performed by Baltimore City Residents

$23,460,000 (6.2%)

Woman Contracts

Average Hourly Wage

$24.68 / Hour

New Local Hires

248 Local Hires

Permanent Positions

1,237 Positions in Development

For the Economic Opportunity Plan and Procurement Policy, click here.

For EBDI Economic Inclusion Cumulative Monthly Report click here.


Certification:
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise

City of Baltimore Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office

How to reach us:
If you would like more information on our minority inclusion program, please contact us here.