MMSD Business Capacity Development Program

Business Development

S/W/MBE Program improvements

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has embarked on an initiative to strengthen its business development support for small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses (S/W/MBE firms) to better compete for and participate in MMSD projects.  In 2018, MMSD conducted two small focus groups with prime contractors/consultants and S/W/MBE firms. The groups discussed ways to drive relationships between primes and subs and improve bid/proposal responsiveness.

As a follow-up to these discussions, MMSD has partnered with an external consulting firm, P3 Development Group, to collect additional key insights from S/W/MBE firms that will improve MMSD’s Business Capacity Development Program and procurement processes. 

 ‚ÄčPROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Business Capacity Development Program (BCDP) is designed to increase the capacity and capabilities of small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses (S/W/MBE firms) to better compete for and participate in MMSD projects. The program increases business owners’ knowledge and confidence in key areas for business success.

In collaboration with established businesses, organizations, and mentors, program participants are able to partake in customized training and mentoring, including:

  • In-person business development training seminars
  • Online training curriculum
  • One-on-one business mentoring

Participants prepare and plan for business improvement, increasing the likelihood of thriving in their industries, and thereby increasing their own success and creating opportunities for others to do the same.

2020 online programming coming soon! 

For inquiries regarding supplier diversity and S/W/MBE certification please email swmbe@mmsd.com.