Factsheets and Briefs
To be certified as a Targeted Group small business, the business must be at least 51% owned by a woman, racial minority, or person with a substantial physical disability. In addition, the business must be operated and controlled on a day-to-day as well as long-term basis by the qualifying owner.
Once certified, Targeted Group small businesses may be eligible for up to 6% preference in selling their products or services or bidding on construction projects to the state in accordance with the Commissioner's designation of eligible businesses. In addition, Michigan has the authority to set goals which require prime contractors to subcontract a portion of the work to certified Targeted Group businesses on contracts for construction or consulting services.