The SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) business development program created three certifications to help small businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market: Small Disadvantaged Owned Businesses (SDB), Historically Under utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and 8(a) certified. The Boeing Company is a prime contractor of the federal government who supports and recognizes these three certifications. http://www.sba.gov
The NMSDC is a business membership organization organized for the purpose of networking more than 15,000 minority-owned firms with its 3,500 member corporations who are seeking to purchase goods and services. NMSDC has more than 39 regional councils across the country. http://www.nmsdc.org
WBENC is an organization formed to advocate and provide growth and development opportunities for women business owners. WBENC is a national third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. http://www.wbenc.org
WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers. https://weconnectinternational.org
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