Illinois also has their own state and local certifications to include specific ones for the City of Chicago; the Female Business Enterprise (FBE) Program; and the Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise (PBE) Program. The state also has several FastTrack programs if you are certified by the City of Chicago or Cook County.
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services also has a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Certification which allows for diverse businesses to compete as sub-contractors as they are in the process of obtaining their MBE, FBE or PBE certifications.
Getting a certification opens the door to targeted government and private contracting opportunities. This will allow your business to have more visibility to Illinois companies and opportunities with the State of Illinois. For more resources, visit the Business Enterprise Program.
If you are an established business ready to take your business to the next level, BizCentral USA can help you get certified. Since 2004, BizCentral USA has helped thousands of businesses get certified and gain more connections. Working with an experienced expert means doing it right the first time, which means FASTER approval so you can start applying for contracts sooner.