There are 6 classifications of diverse suppliers in the private sector that are currently tracked under the supplier diversity program. They are:

For-profit enterprises located in the U.S.A. with at least 51% ownership by one or more female U.S. citizens.

Learn more about certification through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council at www.WBENC.org.

Learn more about certification through the Small Business Administration at
www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-businesses

For-profit businesses located in the U.S.A. that are independently owned, operate primarily within the U.S.A. or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor and are not dominant in their field on a national basis.

Learn more about certification through the Small Business Administration at  www.sba.gov

A for-profit business located in the U.S.A. with at least 51% ownership by one or more U.S. citizens who are both socially and economically disadvantaged.

Learn more about certification through the Small Business Administration at www.sba.gov/content/disadvantaged-businesses

A for-profit business located in the U.S.A. with at least 51% ownership and controlled by a U.S. citizen(s) who is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, and or, by one or more service-disabled veterans.

Learn more about certification through the Department of Veteran Affairs at   www.vetbiz.va.gov

A for-profit business located in a historically underutilized business zone and at least 35% of its employees reside in a Hub Zone area.

Learn more about certification through the Small Business Administration at   www.sba.gov/hubzone