Small Emerging Business Program
What We Do
The Valdosta Small Emerging Business (VSEB) Program works to equip local small businesses with the necessary tools to effectively compete for government contracts; and to eliminate barriers and build capacity for local small businesses to conduct business with the City of Valdosta. The department coordinates and implements various small business programs to provide business opportunities and technical assistance to aid these firms in their growth and contribution to South Georgia's economy. View the program ordinance.
How We Do It
If your business provides a product or service that the City purchases, the City of Valdosta would like the opportunity to do business with you. The VSEB Program works to find local small businesses that offer these products and services. After going through an application process, your business will be added to a targeted vendor directory that will create invaluable opportunities for growth. Here are some of the benefits of participating in the VSEB Program:
- Being listed on a targeted vendor directory
- Regular correspondence on local bidding opportunities
- Continuing Education
- An Access to Capital and Bonding Assistance Program
- Networking Opportunities
Who Can Participate?
There are four key industry categories on which the VSEB Program focuses:
- Construction/Capital Improvement
- Professional Services
- Contractual Services
If your business provides products or services in any of these categories, you may qualify as a VSEB.
Small Business Assistance
Looking for help on starting a new business or growing an existing one? Contact the VSEB Office at 229-671-3617.
How to Contact Us
The VSEB Office is located on the second floor of the City Hall Annex (Room 206) at 300 North Lee Street. For more information, please contact Neighborhood Development staff at 229-671-3617.
Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee St., Suite #206
Valdosta, GA 31601