Council Releases New Data on MBE’s in our Region

The Council has expanded and is thriving as the new Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council, incorporating the states of Utah and Wyoming into our region.  With the new expansion, the Council is releasing new data on current certified minority owned businesses in our region, as an overview of the current state of the market.
The data below provides current data on the location, ethnicity, industry and gender of minority business enterprises (MBEs) in our region. Below are some highlights: 
  • 53% of certified MBEs are located in Washington State and 19% of certified MBEs are located in Oregon State. .37% of certified MBEs are located in Wyoming State.
  • 26% of certified MBEs are of Asian Pacific Islander descent and 18% of certified MBEs are of Hispanic descent. 11% of certified MBEs are of Asian Indian descent. 
  • 34% of certified MBEs have a business code of Consultant Professional and 24% of certified MBEs have a business code of Service Contractor. .37% of certified MBEs have a business code of Manufacture Rep.
  • 78% of certified MBEs are male owned enterprises.