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Government Contracts for Women-Owned Businesses

There are distinct advantages to owning a minority business, not the least of which is the ability to gain access to Federal grants and preferential contract bidding. While women make up a majority of the population in the United States, they are considered a minority with respect to business by the Federal government as well as by many state governments.

The U.S. government spends over $200 billion every year for goods and services. In 1999, contracts for services was the largest acquisition category at $78 billion. The government also spends money on supplies and equipment (35%); agriculture, transportation, communications, utilities, and finance (19%); construction (7%); and wholesale/retail (3%). [Source: WOMENBIZ.GOV]

If you represent a woman-owned or women-owned business, you may wish to consider doing business with the Federal government. The business portals and service agencies we feature can help women-owned businesses learn to successfully bid on government contracts for products and services.

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