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MWBE Certification

Discover how our staff will help you through the MWBE certification process and connect you to new opportunities for business growth.

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MWBE Certification

Launched by Governor Cuomo, the MWBE Certification Campaign enables women and minority entrepreneurs to certify their businesses as Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. An MWBE certification provides its recipients with numerous opportunities for business growth and opportunity including:

  • Contract opportunities
  • Capital growth and networking
  • Technical assistance

Brooklyn Business Center assists clients with the 3-in-1 application to certify your business with the State, the City and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority. Our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step, including understanding and preparing necessary documents.

MWBE Certification

Criteria

Make sure you meet at least one of the following criteria to ensure your eligibility:
  • At least fifty-one percent (51%) of your business is owned, operated and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are meeting the ethnic definitions listed below:
    • Black: Persons having origins from any of the Black African racial groups.
    • Hispanic: Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American descent of either Native American or Latin American origin, regardless of race.
    • Asian-Pacific: Persons having origins from the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands.
    • Asian-Indian Subcontinent: Persons having origins from the Indian subcontinent.
    • Native American or Alaskan Native: Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America.
  • At least fifty-one percent (51%) of your business is owned, operated and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are women.