Unleash your business potential
If you are a small business owned and controlled by minority, women, and/or socially and economically disadvantaged persons, you may be eligible to be certified by the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises.
As a certified minority- or women-owned small business, you’ll have access to these benefits and more:
Bid Competitively on Public Agency Contracts
Many state and local government projects have supplier diversity goals. Your certification helps these projects meet their goals.
Reduce Business Loan Interest Rates by up to 2%
The Linked Deposit Loan Program can help your firm pay up to 2% less interest on a qualifying small business loan.
Join us at a FREE in-person workshop near you to learn about the OMWBE certification process, get your questions answered, and network with fellow business owners.
Tri-Cities Certification Workshop in English
May 25 @ 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Taller de Certificación en Tri-Cities en español
25 de Mayo @ 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Spokane Certification Workshop
CertifyWA.com is a collaboration between the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) and the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) to develop equitable opportunities for small and diverse businesses.
We help businesses that are owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially or economically disadvantaged persons to become certified with OMWBE so that they can do business with state, county, and local government agencies who are seeking diverse suppliers.
Anticipated spending by the Washington State Department of Transportation with state-certified diverse small businesses in 2023 and beyond
Upcoming WSDOT projects include an anticipated $1 Billion in spending with business that are certified with the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
We’ve developed a suite of support services to help you get certified and make the most of your certification.
Our certification experts will work with you to prepare all necessary forms and paperwork—all you need to do is submit your application!
Education & Training
Learn from Washington’s business leaders and access education and training to help you find and bid on public agency projects.