A Registered Minority Business Enterprise (Registered MBE), goes through a limited review process where inquiries and analytical procedures determine if ethnic minorities have a substantial ownership interest in a business.
Having your business verified by a 3rd party as a Registered MBE with the SRMSDC provides ethnic minority-owned companies in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi with valuable access to:
Premium networking events and business opportunity fairs
Professional development and training
Placement on the regional Minority Business Enterprise database
Financial assistance and support
Access to our monthly and weekly communication that highlights all of the events and bidding opportunities by our public and private business partners
Regional advocacy for ethnic minority businesses
REGISTERED MBE CRITERIA
Must be a for-profit enterprise.
Must be at least 51% ethnic minority-owned.
Must be owned by the individual(s) belonging to the following groups: Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, Middle Eastern, and Native American.
Must complete the online application and submit a notarized affidavit.
Must have primary business operations in SRMSDC’s territory (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi).