Office of Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

    Welcome to the Dallas County Office of Small Business Enterprise!

    Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 0300, Dallas, TX 75202
    Telephone:  (214) 653-6021  |  E-Mail:

    Dallas County is committed to increasing business opportunities for small businesses and to continuing to provide economic opportunities to the Dallas business community. The Dallas County Commissioners Court ("Dallas County") has established the Small Business Enterprise Program ("SBE Program") for the purpose of promoting equal business opportunities for small businesses. In addition, Dallas County aspires to increase the participation of small businesses in all aspects of contracting with Dallas County to include contracting with Small Business Enterprises (SBE) directly or indirectly through contracting, subcontracting, and/or other procurement activities.


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    A Message from Jesse L. Crawford, Director

    Welcome to Dallas County’s Office of Small Business Enterprise!

    Dallas County is home to a vibrant and thriving business community, expanding with additional highly competitive and innovative entrepreneurs. As a resident of one of the fastest growing regions in the country and a steward of our SBE program, it is my privilege to serve this dynamic community.

    Here at the County, we embrace and support an inclusive culture where all are respected, their contributions are encouraged and valued, while we seek sustainable and mutually beneficial outcomes for all. This commitment extends to our inclusive supply chain, where we ensure that there are bid opportunities and access for small and diverse owned business who wish to provide their goods and/or services to Dallas County.

    We look forward to continuing to serve this great region which includes Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin Counties, with our small but dedicated team who works tirelessly for you. There is UNITY in the CommUNITY!

    Jesse L. Crawford
    Director of SBE Program
    Office of Small Business Enterprise



    Mission Statement:

    Our mission is to exhaust every effort to the greatest extent possible to ensure the involvement of qualified SBE’s in the County’s procurement of goods, services, commodities, equipment, and construction.


    • Utilize eligible small businesses to enhance the capacity of small businesses.
    • Increase the number of competitively awarded contracts to small businesses.
    • Promote the use of small businesses in Dallas County contract and subcontract opportunities.
    • Ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of Dallas County contracts and procurements to SBE's.


    • To create a level playing field on which small businesses can compete fairly.

     Core Values:

    • Ethics (Operating ethically and with the utmost integrity…at all times)
    • Personal and Professional Accountability (“We touch it, we own it”)
    • Respect (Treating ALL according to the “Golden Rule”)
    • Performance Excellence (Being responsive and customer-focused)
    • Adding Value and ROI (Maintaining high quality standards)