​Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification is a tool that may help a minority- or woman-owned business improve its competitiveness. Once certified, your business can benefit in several ways:

  • Your business has opportunities for small purchase goods and services procurements with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Your business has opportunities for construction & subcontracting procurements with the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
  • Your business receives free marketing in Kentucky's SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTion database.
    • Connect with public and private sector buyers.
    • Enhance your business's exposure to prime vendors and contractors.
  • Certification allows your business to meet “home state certification” requirements to obtain MWBE certification in other states.
  • Certification verifies that you own, manage, and ​control your business.​