About Us

Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs


Mission:  As a coordinating office of Governor Larry Hogan, we connect the small business community to greater economic opportunities in both the public and private sectors. 
 
 
Vision:  Create an open and accessible culture where Maryland is open for all small businesses, including those owned by minorities and women.

 
Under the leadership of the Hogan administration, Maryland is OPEN for Business. We're making significant progress toward improving our statewide economy, creating more jobs, reducing or eliminating fees, and modernizing our state procurement systems. All these actions build a climate where entreprenurs can succeed.
 
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is a coordinating office within the Executive Branch. Our primary role is to connect the small business community to greater economic opportunities in both the public and private sectors. We monitor the state's Small Business Reserve (SBR) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) procurement programs, establish best practices for their successful implementation, and monitor compliance across the 70 participating agencies.
We also partner with the entire stakeholder community to ensure that small businesses have access to the tools needed to develop their core competency, access capital, and gain policy insights so they can compete with confidence.
 
The Customer Service Promise 
 
The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with services in the following manner:
  • Friendly and Courteous: We will be helpful and supportive and have a positive attitude and passion for what we do.
  • Timely and Responsive: We will be proactive, take initiative, and anticipate your needs.
  • Accurate and Consistent: We will always aim for 100% accuracy, and be consistent in how we interpret and implement state policies and procedures.
  • Accessible and Convenient: We will continue to simplify and improve access to information and resources.
  • Truthful and Transparent: We will advance a culture of honesty, clarity and trust.

Tell us about your experience with the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. 

Click here to complete a three question customer experience survey.​​ 

Click here to view our Customer Service Overview.

Click Here to view our Customer Service Annual Report.