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Minority and Woman Owned Business Resources

If you are a minority or woman-owned business, you may qualify for certifications that can increase marketing opportunities for developing supplier relationships with larger companies and the public sector.

Business Certifications

Many governments have programs for certifying minority and emerging businesses as qualified to participate in disadvantaged business enterprise programs. Many of these entities will promote business opportunities and provide technical assistance and capacity building resources to small firms.


The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program establishes preferences for awarding federal contracts to small businesses located in a HUBZone.


The following governments and organizations have certification programs:


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