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Minority Business Information


Minority Business Owners—did you know that the State of Maryland has a program aimed at strengthening and preserving the state’s 200,000 minority and women-owned businesses?

A Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a minority person(s) as defined by state and federal laws. This includes members of socially or economically disadvantaged minority groups, such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, women, and physically or mentally disabled individuals. Under state law, MBEs also include not-for-profit entities organized to promote the interests of physically or mentally disabled individuals.

Useful web links are listed below.


Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs


Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Information


MDOT Certification – MBE/DBE


NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Code Search



Small Business Reserve Program (SBR)



eMM (eMaryland Marketplace)



COMAR Online



Linked Deposit Program
A new statewide initiative designed to stimulate opportunities
for MDOT certified businesses
1-800-756-0119


Maryland Health Care Commission
Health Insurance Partnership for small businesses (new initiative)
1-877-358-1236 (toll free number)



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