Office of Minority and Women Business Development

Providing certification and education for disadvantaged, minority-and women-owned businesses.

The Office of Minority and Women Business Development promotes business development with a focus on disadvantaged, minority-and women-owned businesses and offers certifications in these areas. Information and referrals are provided in the areas of procurement, contracting and subcontracting, financing and business management. The office also partners with other business advocates to sponsor business education workshops and seminars.

Interested in becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise or Women Business Enterprise?

Business Spotlight

Tender Loving Care Pet Nursing Hotel

TLC Pet Nursing Hotel is the first and only brick and mortar facility in the United States caring for older, sick, recovering and dying cats and dogs. We provide 24/7 service and we are staffed by certified Vet Techs. The pet guests are housed in premium pets suites and have amenities like TV and biometric wearable collars to track their health status.

Nominations open for MED Week Awards

Want to Learn More About Business Incentives and Services?


Rhonda Harris, Director of Minority & Women-Owned Business

(785) 296-3425


Jennifur Hymon-Harpe, Program Consultant