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Office of Equal Opportunity

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Fast Facts

The Office of Equal Opportunity oversees programs designed to ensure fair business practices in West Palm Beach. 

Learn to do business with The City:

The City of West Palm Beach is ready to do business!

Two Participants at Office of Equal Opportunity MeetingWe welcome participation from all business enterprises – large and small – new and established – traditional and innovative. More importantly, the City of West Palm Beach is dedicated to making sure our business partners are a reflection of the diversity and talents of our residential population.

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) was created to oversee programs designed to ensure equality and fair business practices within The City of West Palm Beach. The department is responsible for coordinating and facilitating programs that foster workforce development, business development, and professional education and training.

OEO works in partnership with other City departments, business-oriented and non-profit agencies, public and private schools, and other government entities to carry out its mission.

City of West Palm Beach at business meetingThe vision of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is for all residents – inclusive of gender, cultural background and abilities – to have equitable opportunities to do business with and/or earn a competitive wage working with the City of West Palm Beach.

Learn how to do business with the City of West Palm Beach by visiting the web at

Following are ordinances that govern the existing programs under the direction of the OEO:

Small Business Program (SBE)

Minority/Woman Business Program (M/WBE)

Service-disabled Veterans

Local Workforce

Living Wage