What is state certification?
State-certified firms are eligible to participate in contracting opportunities with state and local governments. Some private sector companies use OMWBE’s state-certified firms for their supplier diversity goals. For more information, see our State Certification page.
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) certifies small businesses owned and controlled by minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged persons. You can apply for state certification, federal certification, or both. You will need federal certification if you plan to do business on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Find more information here on the OMWBE website. - owmbe.wa.gov