FAQs

What is a WMDVBE?

A woman-, minority-, or service-disabled, veteran-owned business enterprise is at least 51-percent owned by a woman or women, a minority person or group, or a service-disabled veteran or group of veterans who are United States citizens or permanent residents, and who also control and run the business.

 In cases of any publicly owned business, one or more women, one or more minority, or service-disabled veteran(s) who are United States citizens or permanent residents, and who also control and run the business, must own at least 51 percent of the stock.

What is a minority?

Male or female Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Native Americans or any other members whom the Small Business Administration or Secretary of Commerce designates as disadvantaged.

How do I become a certified WMDVBE?

Click here to find out how to become a certified WMDVBE.