The Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) pairs small, minority, veteran, and women-owned business enterprises with corporations and/or prime contractors. The program is designed to motivate and encourage more prime contractors and construction firms to provide mutually beneficial development assistance to small businesses.

During 2017, the City awarded $24,516,974 to Mentor Protégé teams, with $6,861,192 going to Proteges.

Mentor Protege Program Information

Contact Office of Business Opportunities at 803.545.3950 

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