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Governor Kelly Celebrates Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 38th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at Townsite Tower in Topeka. The luncheon, hosted by Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, recognizes minority- and women-owned businesses from across the state and is part of Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships. Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers. View All


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Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Business Directory

Join the Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Business Directory Today

  • Maximize Your Exposure to Supplier Firms
  • Receive Support with the Certification Process
  • Get on the State’s Radar for Present and Future Opportunities

A Minority, Woman or Veteran Owned business is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a minority, woman or veteran business owner. Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Business Directory businesses are self-submitted, and not certified by the Kansas Department of Commerce or State of Kansas.

For a list of Kansas Department of Commerce Certified MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and ACDBEs please search our Certified Directory

Please complete the Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Business Directory form (below) to submit your business for inclusion. Business must be located in the State of Kansas:

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Disadvantaged, Minority-and Women-Owned Businesses Directory

Find Kansas certified disadvantaged, minority-and woman-owned businesses with the Kansas Department of Commerce directory.

This directory consists of businesses that have been certified by the Kansas Department of Commerce through its Statewide Certification Program. 

Businesses that can be searched by their certifications include:

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

For a list of Certified DBEs willing to perform as subcontractors on Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) federal aid projects, please search the KDOT Disadvantaged, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Directory.