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  • MWBE DEFINITIONS: 

    A Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) shall mean a small business enterprise that is periodically certified by the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development as satisfying the following criteria: 

    1. At least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned and controlled by minority group members who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens; or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the stock of the business is owned by minority group members who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.

    2. The management and daily operations of the business are controlled by one or more of the minority group members who own it and,

    3.  the business has its principal operation, or has permanently staffed offices located within Onondaga County.  The following definitions will apply within this general category.

    Minority Person:    an individual who is Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian or Alaskan Native. 

    Black Person:    an individual having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

    Hispanic:    a person of Spanish culture whose place of birth was in Mexico, South or Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, regardless of race.

    American Indian:    a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

    Asian/Pacific Islander:    a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast, Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes for example, China, Japan, Korea, Samoa and the Philippine Islands. 

    A  Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) shall mean a business that is periodically certified by the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development as satisfying the following criteria:

    1. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of the business is owned and controlled by women who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens, or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the stock of business is owned by women who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.

    2. The management and daily operations of the business are controlled by one or more of the women who own it; and

         3.     The business has its principal operations, or has permanently staffed offices, located within Onondaga County.

     

 
       
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