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Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council - Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

National

Certification offers minority suppliers the opportunity to connect face-to-face with many of America’s largest publicly-owned, privately-owned, and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals, and other buying institutions.

704-549-1000

S.C. Department of Transportation - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

State

The SCDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program aims to increase the participation of minority and women owned businesses in state and local transportation projects that are funded by the USDOT.

803-737-1200

S.C. Department of Transportation - Small Business Enterprise Program (SBE)

State

The SCDOT Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program provides an avenue to maximize business opportunities and benefits which may increase business exposure around the state.  

803-737-1200

S.C. Department of Transportation Business Development Center

Statewide

The Business Development Center (BDC) helps socially and economically disadvantaged businesses certify through the SC Unified Certification Program (SCUCP) to compete in the transportation industry in South Carolina. 

803-737-1200

S.C. Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification - Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE)

State

Connects minority-owned small businesses to State contracting and procurement opportunities through the Material Management Office (MMO) while working with State agencies to implement and monitor minority-contracting programs in accordance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

803-734-5044

SBA's Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) & Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Certifications

Statewide

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is modernizing the certification management experience. You may apply for and manage your Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business certifications in this easy-to-use single system.

1-800-827-5722

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

National

VOSB certifcation gives you:

  • The ability to do business with the Veterans Administration 
  • Priority for other federal and/or state contract bidding
  • Tax relief
  • Better access to Capital
  • Extra support
866-584-2344

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

National

SDVOSB certifcation gives you:

  • The ability to do business with the Veterans Administration 
  • Priority for other federal and/or state contract bidding
  • Tax relief
  • Better access to Capital
  • Extra support
866-584-2344

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office

Statewide

The SBA partners with state economic development organizations to provide South Carolina small businesses with assistance and further business opportunities through events, presentations and educational materials.

803-765-5377

U.S. Small Business Administration - 8(a) Business Development Program

Federal

To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

803-765-5377

U.S. Small Business Administration - Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Program (EDWOSB)

Federal

An Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) is a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women who are citizens (born or naturalized) of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged. The EDWOSB automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible for the WOSB Program.

803-765-5377

U.S. Small Business Administration - HUBZone Program

Federal

Makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

803-765-5377