How do I know if my business will qualify as a minority-owned business? How would I get a minority certification?

Posted on January 15th, 2019

MBE Certification is the process by which a business is verified as being minority owned according to the criteria set forth by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC’s criteria state that in order to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a business must be at least 51% controlled and managed by racial or ethnic minorities who are also U.S. Citizens.​ Small businesses seeking minority business certification should contact the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit organization committed to driving the economic growth of minority-owned businesses. The MMSDC is located at 100 River Place, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48207. Phone: (313) 873-3200. 

Minority certification is also available through the Detroit Department of Transportation, 1301 E. Warren, Detroit, MI 48207. Phone:  (313) 833-7695 or Wayne County, 500 Griswold, 15th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226. Phone: (313) 224-502

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