Small Business Programs

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program & Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business Program

The Met Council participates in two small business programs: the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE), and the Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business Program (MCUB).

These programs strive to ensure equitable participation of minority, women and underutilized businesses in projects and procurements.

Our small business programs are separated by which funding source the project or procurement uses.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Subcontracting Policy and Procedure (PDF)

Small business support services

Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MNUCP) lists organizations and programs aimed at providing training and technical assistance, along with access to business and financial resources that help small businesses group their capacity and compete more effectively.

Events and training

A good small business conference or training is a great place to uncover ways to improve your business, whether you attend in person or send key members of your team.