Supplier Diversity

University of Minnesota Targeted Business Program

Supplier Diversity

The Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) supports businesses owned and operated by people of color, women, and/or persons with a disability (WMDBEs) through its Targeted Business (TGB) Program.

The mission of the TGB Program is to foster economic growth by encouraging the use of historically underutilized WMDBEs and providing equal access to University purchasing opportunities. The TGB Program serves as a first stop for certified WMDBEs interested in doing business with the University.

The University is committed to using its purchasing power to enhance employment and business opportunities for WMDBEs throughout the state. Through proactive outreach, strategic partnerships, and robust program data analysis and reporting, OBCED seeks to fulfill the mission of the TGB program and support the University’s diversity goals.