- Certified Small Disadvantage Business by Small Business Administration (SBA) The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. They recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.
- Certified Minority Business Enterprise by Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) HMBC is a non-profit organization for minority businesses and major corporations interested in establishing relationships with minority entrepreneurs and helping them to successfully grow their businesses. Included in the membership of HMBC are more than 220 major corporations and more than 900 minority businesses.
- Certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by State of Texas HUB Program A HUB is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas, and is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman who reside in Texas and have a proportionate interest and demonstrate active participation in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.
- Certified Minority Business Enterprise by National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) NMSDC is an organization comprised of a network of 38 affiliate regional councils across the country, all of whom provide minority-business certification and business development opportunities. Since 1972, the goal of NMSDC has been to provide the direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses.
- Certified Small Business by Port of Houston Authority Small Business Development Program (SBDP) The Port of Houston Authority’s Small Business Development Program (SBDP) was created to provide additional opportunities for local small businesses to participate in contracting and procurement at the Port of Houston Authority. Small businesses including minority and women-owned companies are the leading employers in the Houston area and provide nearly half of all jobs in Texas. The Port of Houston Authority recognizes that a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit is vital for a strong economy and leadership in global trade and commerce.