Targeted & Minority Businesses

Targeted Businesses
Any targeted business seeking assistance in understanding or completing any bids or proposals should seek the assistance of the Purchasing Office. A targeted business means businesses that are small, locally owned, locally operated, or owned by a woman or minority.

Minority-Owned Businesses Resources
James City County is a member of the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, an organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating the development of business relationships between its members and certified minority-owned enterprises. The Council has a number of programs to serve targeted and minority businesses such as certification, referrals, loans, trade fairs, directories and mentorship programs.

The Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Minority Business Enterprise provides information on topics of interest to targeted and minority businesses such as certification, a vendor list, business and technical assistance, and loan programs. Visit their website at for more information.