How to Get Certified as a Minority Business Enterprise

A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a designation for certain minority-owned small businesses. Becoming an MBE has several benefits, including increased subcontracting opportunities, networking opportunities, educational resources, and individual coaching.

To become an MBE, you’ll first have to apply with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to become a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Once you’re approved, your information also will be stored with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), and your business will be a certified Minority Business Enterprise.