DeKalb County Government Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE).

DeKalb County has two types of LSBE Certifications: (1) Locally Based Inside of DeKalb County [LSBE-DeKalb]; and (2) Locally Based Outside of DeKalb County but within the ten (10) County Metropolitan Statistical Area [LSBE-MSA] that includes: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Gwinnett, and Rockdale Counties. The applicant firm must be located and operate in DeKalb County or the MSA for at least one year prior to submitting an application for LSBE certification. To operate means to be the current holder of a valid business license issued by DeKalb County or a local government within the MSA for at least one year prior to submitting an application for LSBE certification.

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It is also important to know that the County seeks to encourage local small business growth. Our Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE) program demonstrates our belief that small business is the backbone of America. The LSBE Ordinance, enacted by our Board of Commissioners in 2006, was created with the intention of providing earned revenue to local certified businesses through our competitive, earned process. That philosophy continues today.

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