State agencies provides technical and financial assistance to minority-owned businesses 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.
Certification can significantly help your business gain access to government contracts. Whether you are just starting a business or your company is already established, you can drastically benefit from these "set aside" contracts. There are several government agencies at the local, state or federal level which offer certification.