In honor of National Small Business Week, the City of Austin's Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) presents Certification 101 which is an overview of the various types of Certification offered by SMBR.
For-profit business owners interested in participating on local government contracts are invited to come out and learn more about:
Minority - Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) for City of Austin funded contracts
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) for federally-funded aviation, transportation, and highway projects like Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) which is a race and gender neutral certification for single scoped construction projects
We also have an agreement with the State of Texas to review applications for Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise (HUB) certification applications. Qualified candidates will receive a HUB certificate from the State of Texas.