What are Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)?
- Entities owned and/or controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual;
- A Small Business Enterprise (SBE);
- A Small Business in a Rural Area (SBRA);
- A Labor Surplus Area Firm (LSAF);
- A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Small Business Concern, or a concern under a successor program; or
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
What are Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)?
Entities owned and/or controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual that do not fall into the Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Labor Surplus Area Firm (LSAF), Small Business in Rural Areas (SBRA), or Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) categories.
What are Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs)?
Entities that are at least 51% owned and/or controlled by women (under the 10% and 8% statutes). Women are deemed to be socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.