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City of Shreveport Fair Share Program

The City of Shreveport's Fair Share Program seeks to enhance economic development in the community by aiding the growth and development of small and economically disadvantaged businesses. This includes minority and women run enterprises.


The City of Shreveport’s Fair Share Program seeks to provide and ensure contracting and purchasing opportunities for small and economically disadvantaged businesses. The Fair Share Initiative works to bring more small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) into the economic mainstream of the local economy. The ultimate goal of the program is to enhance economic development in the area through the growth and development of these businesses. To bring together the partners necessary for success, the Program has developed an online Directory through which prime contractors may quickly find Certified Fair Share subcontractors and vendors and through which Fair Share Certified firms/individuals, minorities, women and disadvantaged businesses can network. Further, the Fair Share Program provides technical assistance and a strong advocacy component for the benefit of program clientele. The Fair Share Program also provides a slate of conferences and seminars dealing with various business subjects. A business must meet certain financial and economic criteria for eligibility in the Fair Share Program. Applications and information regarding the Fair Share Certification Program may be obtained by contacting the Fair Share Office at (318) 673-5060 from 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday or visiting the Fair Share website at


Entrepreneurial Organizations/ Networks

  • Artistic/ Cultural
  • Demographically Based
  • Peer Networking/ Mentoring
  • Small Business/ General

Human Resources

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Labor Laws, & Compliance


  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Labor Laws & Compliance
  • Government Compliance Assistance

Procurement/ Large Contracts

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Local, State, and/or Federal Government Contracting
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Procurement Training
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Women, Minority, & Disadvantaged Certification

Regulatory/ Compliance

  • Governmental Requirements (Local, State, Federal)
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Taxes and Tax Identification Number
Primary ContactKaren Barnes
Address505 Travis
Suite 260
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone(318) 673-5060