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State Offices for Minority and Women Business Enterprises

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State agencies provides technical and financial assistance to minority-owned businesess so that they can compete more successfully for federal, state, local government and commercial contracts. State agencies also serve as advocates for minority-owned businesses to enhance economic development. Certification opens the door to targeted government contracting opportunities. Learn how to become a certified minority-owned business.

Explore the local resources below:

Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Office of Minority Business Enterprise
Clarence Mann - (334) 353 5680

Department of General Services
Office of Small Business Certification and Resources
Jim Butler - (916) 375 4445

Department of Administrative Services
Supplier Diversity Program
Meg Yetishefsky - (860) 713 5228

Department of Administrative Services
Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise
Pete Teague - (302) 857 4552

Department of Service Management
Office of Supplier Diversity
Thad Fortune - (850) 487 9863

Department of Transportation
Business Enterprise Program
Frank McNeil - (312) 814 4190

Department of Administration
Minority Business Development Program

Felicia Roseburgh - (317) 232 3061

Department of Inspections and Appeals
Targeted Small Business Certification Program

Mann Montgomery - (515) 281 5796

Department of Commerce
Women's and Minority Business Development

Rhonda Harris - (785) 296 3425

Department of Transportation
Office of Minority Business Enterprise Program
Richelle Thomas - (410) 865 1242

Department of Business and Technology
State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance
Nedra White
Reggie Nunnally
- (617) 502 8852

Department of Administration Materials Management Division
Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Program
Stephanie Selb - (651) 201 2428

Mississippi Development Authority
Minority and Small Business Development Division
Bob Covington - (601) 359 3448

Office of Administration
Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity
Celeste Metcalf - (573) 751 8130

New York
Empire State Development
Division of Minority and Women-owned Business Development
Dean Bennett - (212) 803 2412

North Carolina
Department of Administration
Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses
Bridget L. Wall-Lennon - (919) 807 2330

Department of Administrative Services, Equal Opportunity Division
Minority Business Enterprise Unit
Todd McGonigle - (614) 466 8380

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business
Raleigh Lewis - (503) 986 0063

Department of General Services
Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities
Curtis Burwell - (717) 783 3119

Rhode Island
Department of Administration
Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office

Charles Newton - (401) 574 8670

South Carolina
Governor’s Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance
Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance

Christine Glover - (803) 734 5010

Texas Building and Procurement Commission
Historically Underutilized Business Program

Rachel Snell - (512) 463 6958

Department of Minority Business Enterprise

Ida O. McPherson - (804) 786 6585

Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise
Cathy Canorro - (360) 664 9760

West Virginia
West Virginia Development Office
Small Business Development Center

Kristina Oliver - (304) 558 2960

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Peggy Burke
(608) 266 3751
(608) 261 2510

Department of Administration
Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE)
Carol Dunn - (608) 267 0297
Seyom Mengesha - (608) 210 6880

Did you know...

Between 2002 and 2007, minority-owned firms outpaced the growth of non-minority firms in gross receipts, employment, and number of firms. Minority firms are an engine of job creation.
Graph for MBE Growth

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