What is MBE Certification?

MBE stands for Minority Business Enterprise

Select GCR MBE Certification

Eligibility Requirements for MBE Small Business Certification:

  • Business must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled on a daily basis by one or more American citizens of the following ethnic minority classifications:
    • African American
    • Asian-Pacific American
    • Asian-Indian American
    • Hispanic American
    • Native American
  • Applicant(s) must be able to prove ethnicity at a minimum of 25%.
  • Applicant(s) must be U.S. Citizens
  • Applicant(s) must work at the applicant firm full-time with no conflicting outside employment or ownership
  • Business is a for-profit enterprise.
  • Business is physically located in the U.S. or its trust territories.
  • Business must be legally organized and in good standing to do business
  • Applicant(s) must be active in management and daily business operations
  • Business cannot be owned by an irrevocable trust

Benefits of MBE Small Business Program Participation

  • Access to top corporate purchasing agents & premium business connection events
  • Region or industry-specific newsletters & vital introductions to national corporate members
  • Specialized procurement conferences & trade fairs
  • Supplier diversity summits & roundtable discussions
  • Professional development fellowships
    Mentor-Protégé pairings and other educational and/or development programs
  • Technical and/or financial assistance & support
  • Networking opportunities, which include state & local contracting opportunities