A minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a business which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more (in combination) American citizens of the following ethnic minority classifications:
- African American
- Asian American (includes West Asian Americans (India etc.) and East Asian Americans(Japan Korea etc.)
- Hispanic American - not of the Iberian peninsula.
- Native American including Aleuts
MBE's can be self identified, but are typically certified by a city, state or federal agency. The predominant certifier for minority businesses is the [National Minority Supplier Development Council] with its 35-40 regional affiliates.
- Compliance News A national internet publication that promotes the interests of Minority owned, women owned, disadvantaged and disabled veteran owned businesses. It provides lists of federal and state jobs that are looking to hire companies with these state and federal certifications.