Resources for Minority Business Owners

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is a premier organization of excellence in the United States and a winner of the Vision Award for Excellence given by the Small Business Administration. OAME is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon & SW Washington.

The Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification programs. These programs are designed to promote economic opportunities for small businesses.