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Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise Division

Shanea Wilks,Director, Minority, Women & Small
Business Enterprise

Managing Minority, Women & Small Business Needs

Mission Statement: To provide minority, women, and small businesses with a means of participation in Leon County’s procurement process for the purpose of achieving economic parity among all Leon County vendors.


Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise DIVISION Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality 315 South Calhoun Street, Suite 450 Tallahassee, Florida 32301

The purpose of the Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise (MW/SBE) Division is to effectively communicate Leon County procurement and contracting opportunities, to enhance business relationships, to end disparity and to increase participation opportunities for certified minority, women and small business enterprises in a competitive environment.

MW/SBE is tasked with providing opportunities for local businesses to secure Leon County government contracts and for closing the gap in disparities for local businesses that are minority- or women-owned. Staff also develops workshops that assist vendors with bidding on County contracts and provide forums for subcontractors to meet with prime contractors. 

Division Director Shanea Wilks and her team are responsible for determining who is eligible for certifications, maintaining records of certified businesses, making sure vendors are trained and ready to do business with Leon County and establishing relationships with the owners of MW/SBE businesses.