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Department of Minority Business Enterprise, abolished 1/1/14
Department of Minority Business Enterprise (abolished 1/1/14)
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Board Description: The enabling legislation of the Department of Minority Business Enterprise ("DMBE") is found in Section 2.2-1400 et seq. of the Code of Virginia. The DMBE charged with establishing, preserving, and strengthening small, women-, and minority-owned businesses and promoting the growth and development of such businesses. For over three decades, the Department has served as a catalyst in promoting and encouraging State procurement diversification and business opportunities for minority businesses. In 2002, the DMBE commissioned a disparity study that found substantial under-utilization of the Commonwealth’s minority and women-owned businesses. As a result of the disparity study, the DMBE's enabling legislation was expanded to include the certification of small and women-owned businesses, as well as the certification of disadvantaged business enterprises. The expansion of services has resulted in a significant increase in the level of the DMBE’s performance and organizational output, but has also created a "one-stop-shop" for certifying businesses in the Commonwealth for procurement purposes. The DMBE has four (4) core service areas: (1) Certification; (2) Procurement Reporting and Coordination; (3) Outreach; and (4) Administrative Services.  
Official Board Description: Link to VA Administrative Code
Frequency of Meetings: 0 per year

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