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Why SBE ?

Benefits of Joining our SBE Program:

  • Amplified contract possibilities: Actively embrace SBE involvement through established goals, enticing incentives; with the use of equalization credits, and specialized procurement channels.
  • Heightened visibility: Expand your reach with our online directory, exclusive networking events, and subcontracting prospects.
  • Effortless navigation: Our intuitive online portal ensures a swift and convenient SBE certification process, streamlining your journey to success.
  • Committed support: Rely on our Business Diversity Unit at every turn, providing comprehensive training, valuable resources, and personalized

The SBE program encourages participation through the use of the following mechanisms:

  • SBE Percentage Goals
  • SBE Equalization Credits
  • SBE Development Contracts

Businesses are eligible to take advantage of these benefits by meeting the certification eligibility requirements listed below and submitting a WCAA SBE certification application.

Eligibility Criteria includes:

  • Businesses are independently owned and operated and headquartered within the Air Trade Area (Michigan counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne)
  • Average annual gross receipts over the most recent 3-year period OR average number of employees in the preceding completed 12 calendar months (where applicable) that do not exceed the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Size Standards

For further information on the Small Business Enterprise Program, contact the Business Diversity Unit at (734) 955-5785 or email us [email protected].