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Minority-owned business certification
There are numerous federal and state governmental agencies that offer multicultural and diverse-owned business certification, each with a different registration process. To qualify, a business usually must have at least 51 percent minority ownership as well as participation in day-to-day operations by a minority owner. Becoming certified can open access to federal, state, local and corporate contracts. Many of those entities set aside a portion of their contract budgets for multicultural and diverse-owned businesses in the name of promoting business diversity.