MBE/WBE/VBE/DOBE Program
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Purpose:

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program was established to provide purchasing opportunities to certified Minority and Women-Owned businesses with the City of Indianapolis.

Definitions:

A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is one which is owned and controlled by at least fifty-one percent (51%) minority member(s). Minority group members are citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States who are Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islanders, American Indians, or Alaskan Natives. A Women Business Enterprise (WBE ) is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a woman or women who are citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.

Whenever projects are funded or assisted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the term MBE, WBE, or Permanent Resident is replaced by Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). A DBE firm is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals(s).