How Will This Help My Business?

The Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program is a tool that may help a minority- or woman-owned business improve its competitiveness.  Once certified, your business can benefit in the following 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.  You can connect with buyers from government agencies and large companies as well as 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 for other states.
  • Provides a marketing opportunity for your business. Certification by the program authenticates or validates ownership, management, and ​control of your business.​