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Federal Small Business Specialty

Grow your federal business

Esri's Federal Small Business Specialty program is designed for qualified, registered small businesses who have expertise in GIS and want to develop services offerings and pursue opportunities around the Esri ArcGIS platform to grow their business. It is a new program offering that supplements the benefits of the Esri Partner Network, designed specifically with small business needs in mind.

Opportunities for small businesses

As the leading GIS software provider with a large federal government footprint, Esri technology offers many opportunities for small businesses to provide consulting, implementation, and solutions around ArcGIS. The Federal Small Business Specialty gives small businesses a way to deepen their skills, expertise, and go-to-market relationship with Esri. Increase your GIS capabilities, distinguish your offerings, and engage with Esri on federal government opportunities.

About the program

Our Federal Small Business Specialty partners have a commitment to build Esri technology-based businesses in the United States federal government market. Selection is based on fit with Esri small business partner needs.


  • Member of the Esri Partner Network

  • Services company

  • At least 1 qualified GIS staff member

  • Lead with Esri technology

  • Registered with Small Business Administration


  • Esri Partner Network benefits

  • Business development opportunities

  • Training

  • Marketing/Events/Community


The Annual Federal Small Business Specialty awards for 2020 have been presented at the Esri Federal GIS Conference to partners in the following categories:


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