Federal and state contracts have goals for subcontracting opportunities. Having a certification if you qualify in a group with contracting goals can help you partner your business with prime contractors for projects.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent Quick Facts for Seaside, 36.5% of Seaside's businesses are owned by women and 12.9% are owned by African-Americans. There are other businesses where data was not significant for publication in the American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander ownership categories. These businesses may qualify for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) status. Whether or not your small business qualifies, you may wish to contact the Monterey Bay Technical Procurement Assistance Center
to help you compete successfully in the Government business marketplace.