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
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
Follow links to the right to learn more about government contracts for women-owned businesses.
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