DBE Certifications in Wyoming
Explore DBE Certification programs available in Wyoming
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications are awarded to businesses throughout Wyoming that are at least 51% owned and operated by a disadvantaged individual. By getting certified, businesses receive increased opportunities and access to government and public contracts and subcontracts. To ensure nondiscrimination, disadvantaged businesses, which include small, minority, and woman-owned businesses, are given the chance to strengthen and grow through statewide, regional, and local programs.
Statewide Certification Programs
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is responsible for overseeing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE program certifies highway and airport construction-related businesses that are owned and operated by minorities and women.
To request a DBE application, visit https://webapp.dot.state.wy.us/ao/f?p=142:1.
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program
The WOSB Federal Contracting Program creates many opportunities for participating businesses to be involved in federal contracts. To qualify, your business must be a small business owned and controlled by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.
For more information on eligibility or how to apply, visit the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program located on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has four third-party certifiers for woman-owned businesses to use:
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
- U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)
- The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (EPHCC)
Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West)
The Women’s Business Enterprise Center-West (WBEC-West) certifies woman-owned businesses in Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. This Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification is accepted by more than 1,000 organizations, corporations, and governments through this region. As an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), this program offers access to numerous resources and benefits for all certified members. Businesses that are at least 51% owned and operated by a woman who is a U.S. citizen may qualify. Before applying, check your eligibility and go over the required documentation. To apply, click here.
National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
Along with certifying woman-owned businesses, the NWBOC has expanded to certifying veteran-owned businesses as well. The NWBOC awards certifications for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSM), and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). Being certified opens the door to many more opportunities for businesses.
To learn more about the program, certification, or eligibility, visit http://nwboc.org/index.html.
Click here to access the NWBOC certification applications.
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)
The USWCC offers Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), National Women’s Business Enterprise (NWBE), and International Women’s Business Enterprise (IWBE) certifications, as well as many resources to set women up for success.
To learn more about the USWCC certifications, visit https://staging2.uswcc.org/certification/.
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (EPHCC)
The EPHCC offers Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications to businesses that are either minority or woman-owned.
Visit the EPHCC website for more information.
Local and Regional Programs
Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
The Northwest Mountain MSDC is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). This organization offers Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications to businesses that are at least 51% owned and operated by one or more ethnic minorities in the Pacific Northwest Mountain region. In addition to certifying, the Northwest Mountain MSDC helps educate MBEs and connect them to large businesses.