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Minority Business Enterprise (MBE):
An enterprise that is at least 51% owned
and controlled by minority group members, or, in the case of a publicly-owned business,
at least 51% of the stock is owned by minority group members. The recognized minority
groups consist of the following:
- All persons whose origins are in any Black racial groups of Africa.
- Hispanic Americans
- All persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central, Latin, or South American,
Portuguese, or other Spanish origins, regardless of race.
- Asian/Indian Americans
- All persons having origins in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh.
- Asian/Pacific Americans
- All persons having origins in any of the peoples of Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea,
Samoa, Guam, U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands. Northern Mariana Islands,
Laos, Cambodia, or Taiwan.
- American Indian
- All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who
maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliations or Eskimos, Aleuts,
and native Hawaiians.
Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE): An enterprise that, regardless of
ethnic background, is at least 51% owned and controlled by women members, or, in
the case of publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by women.