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The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was developed under the direction and guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Use of the standard provides uniformity and comparability of businesses. It is used by the US Federal government to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data to the US business economy. All certifications require at least one NAICS code. To find your NAICS code, please visit the US Census site for NAICS codes.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Questions
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) determines social and economic disadvantage determinations. For social disadvantaged determinations see regulation 13 CFR 124.103(c). For economically disadvantaged determinations see regulation 13 CFR 124.104 .
The 8(a) Business Development Program is administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). It was created to assist small businesses that are owned by individuals who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged access to government contracting opportunities.
The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) is a certification coordinated by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The designation allows for women owned small businesses to compete for contract set aside for WOSB certified companies.