Legacy Business Program

The Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity (OBDO) strategic plan in “Finding Purpose in Place” has an objective to support, protect and promote legacy businesses who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our city, but may be in jeopardy of not being able to thrive in the midst of city’s growth. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and OBDO is committed to strategically supporting small businesses with a diverse portfolio of resources and partners.

To be considered for the Legacy Business Program, businesses must minimally meet the following:

1. Business is physically located within the city of Birmingham

2. At least 25 continuous years of business within the city of Birmingham

3. On average, less than 20 employees

Legacy Business is a business that has been in operation for a minimum of 25 continuous years within the city of Birmingham and typically less than 20 employees. Legacy businesses have contributed to the historic and cultural fabric of Birmingham and are committed to maintaining culinary, art, and/or craft heritage that braid the history and progression of Birmingham. 

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