An XBE Program Unlike Any Other

Created in partnership with leaders from XBE firms across the country, our Inclusive Partner Program galvanizes people and companies around a shared purpose: to collectively have the most impact possible. It forges deep-rooted relationships that maximize shared opportunities, spark genuine collaboration and provide fulfilling experiences for all involved. It also leads to representational project teams capable of designing solutions that affect real change.

We offer two pathways for businesses owned by BIPOC, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized groups to join the program. Both have the same end goal—to maximize shared opportunities for impact—but each path takes different shapes.

CannonDesign Collective:

This is a 12-week, interactive program focused on knowledge sharing, professional development and relationship building between participating firms and CannonDesign. It’s a two-way active learning experience, meaning CannonDesign facilitates sessions focused on business growth and development, and participating companies share their insights and knowledge to help each other grow and improve their businesses. And it’s fun! It’s an exciting opportunity for all participants to create relationships with kindred spirits, share ideas, think big and sharpen their craft.

XBE Directory:

Our XBE Directory is our go-to source when looking for partners to team up with on projects. To get added to our directory, firms need to meet basic requirements, including holding one of the following certifications: Minority or Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB), Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), Disability-owned Business Enterprise (DIS), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).