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Kentucky’s Small Business CONNECTion

Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center​


Kentucky One Stop Business Portal

Federal Small Business Administration

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

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​​​Welcome to Kentucky's Minority & Women Business Enterprise Certification Program 


T​he Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program encourages growth among Kentucky businesses owned by women and minorities and assists those businesses with expanding their markets. The certification also allows minority and women owned businesses to compete for work in states outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that require certification by a statewide body.  The program is a critical component for creating, maintaining, and promoting Kentucky’s valuable women and minority owned businesses.  

The Minority and Women Business Enterprise Certification Program, along with Kentucky’s SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTion Database, helps facilitate the development of women and minority owned businesses in Kentucky.

Thank you for your interest in this important program.  We wish you well as you go through the process.  Please know that staff members are ready and eager to assist you.


US Small Business Administration Press Release #20-25 issued March 13, 2020
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans can be used to cover payroll, cover inventory, pay debt or other expenses.
Visit for more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses.