Office of Business Opportunity
The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranchised individuals.
- August 23, 2019 -- Statement Regarding Allegations Made About the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
- May 6, 2019 -- The Office of Business Opportunity Joins SBA in Celebrating National Small Business Week
- February 11, 2019 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner & OBO Celebrate Houston Businesses During 2019 Champions of Diversity Awards
- Exporting Service Providers Information (.pdf)
- OBO Certification – Now completely online!
- HHF Application - Now Totally Online
- Hurricane Harvey Procurement Opportunities
- Hurricane Harvey Resources for Small Businesses
- Current Disparity Study
Certifications and Designations
Contract Compliance and Reporting
About the Director
As Chief Diversity Officer and Director for the Office of Business Opportunity for the City of Houston, Carlecia D. Wright leads a City Department that ensures economic opportunity and workforce inclusion. In this mayoral-appointed role since April 2011, Carlecia has led the rebranding and transformation of a division of the Mayor’s Office and oversaw the creation of a newly formed City Department committed to diversity, equity and innovation by providing economic opportunity and inclusion throughout the City. More ...
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