Chesterfield believes that all residents should benefit from this economic growth regardless of race, color, religion or economic status.

The county has been working to increase opportunities among Minority-owned businesses, Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, Woman-owned businesses, Small businesses, and local Chesterfield businesses in its procurement and contracting activities.

Through its diversity initiative, the Procurement department has taken a proactive effort to increase opportunities for participation by a more diverse group of contractors and vendors.

Chesterfield encourages these businesses to respond to all solicitations. Chesterfield also strongly encourages its suppliers to actively solicit subcontracting opportunities from these businesses for their county contracts.