Creighton University in cooperation with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce is working to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged and/or minority businesses within the metropolitan area. The University will give special attention to valid certifications from regional and national certifying organizations.
An MWBE is a for profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by minority group members. “Minority group members” are U.S. citizens who are African-American, Latin American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American and woman owned. “Ownership” by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, those minority group members control the management and daily business operations.
One is assumed to be disadvantaged by virtue of his/her cultural or racial make-up. Further, a concern must be BOTH a minority business enterprise, which is a business enterprise that is owned or controlled by one or more socially or economically disadvantaged persons AND a member of one of the following eligibility groups: Blacks, Puerto-Ricans, Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts, Hasidic Jews, Asian Pacific Americans, and Asian Indians.