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Minority Business Enterprise

Certifies Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Businesses
The Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office promotes the development of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). It does this by facilitating their participation in Rhode Island's business and economic development opportunities. In order to be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority or female
  • Must be a small business
  • Owner has to be economically disadvantaged
  • Network Cap
  • Active business in business for a minimum of 6 months

Complete a MBE/WBE Certification Application Form

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