Minority Certification

Certification Criteria

To become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), your business must meet the following requirements. Both current and historical facts are considered in determining ownership qualifications and participation in the management and operations of the company.

  • United States citizens.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled.
    For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
  • Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories.
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council

Margo Posey, President/CEO
8828 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 550
Dallas, TX 75247
Ph. (214) 630-0747

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

Ingrid M. Robinson, President/CEO
Three Riverway, Suite 555
Houston, TX 77056
Ph. (713) 271-7805

Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council

Serving Southwestern Texas
Karen Box, President/CEO
912 S. Hwy 183, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78741
Ph. (512) 386-8766


Women Own Certification

Women’s Business Council-Southwest

North Texas


Houston Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)

South Texas

April Day, MBA  President
Ph. (713) 681 – 9232