Women Owned Business Enterprises (SDBE)

No. Carolinas-Virginia MSDC Certification is ethnicity-based rather than gender-based. A Certification applicant must fall into one of the above ethnic minority categories to qualify. The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC does not certify “non-minority” female-owned businesses.

SMALL-DISADVANTAGED Owned Business Enterprises (SDBE)

No. Carolinas-Virginia MSDC Certification is ethnicity-based rather than income-based or wealth-based. Most public sector (local, state or federal government, etc.) entities operate within the SDBE arena.

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