State and Local Government Designations

 PA Department of Gneeral Services

Minority Business

CBM is currently certified with the State of Pennsylvania as a Minority Business Enterprise or an MBE. MBE Certification is a tool, not a guarantee for CBM or its partners. It enhances our exposure to State and Local agencies, prime contractors, and the business community. To be successful, we must market our self, our people, and our services, just as any good business should. Like any tool, unless it is actively used, certification does no good.

For additional information regarding this designation and its requirements pleas go to: BMWBO Minority Business Enterprise Information

CBM’s Vendor detail can be found in the PA Department of General Services Database Minority/Women Owned Businesses database, or by following this link: CBM's PA DGS MBE Vendor Detail

The purpose of the Disadvantaged Business Program (DB) is to promote the use of small and emerging businesses by giving them opportunities to participate in state contracting.

Many of the companies that qualify for the program are too small to submit proposals as prime contractors on state contracts; however, most state contracts provide subcontracting and joint venture opportunities that would be within the capacity of a small business. The Disadvantaged Business Program encourages prime contractors to consider Disadvantaged Businesses when seeking supplies and services their own companies cannot provide.

For additional information regarding this designation and its requirements pleas go to: SDB Info Link

 

Small Disadvantaged Business

The purpose of the Disadvantaged Business Program (DB) is to promote the use of small and emerging businesses by giving them opportunities to participate in state contracting.

Many of the companies that qualify for the program are too small to submit proposals as prime contractors on state contracts; however, most state contracts provide subcontracting and joint venture opportunities that would be within the capacity of a small business. The Disadvantaged Business Program encourages prime contractors to consider Disadvantaged Businesses when seeking supplies and services their own companies cannot provide.

For additional information regarding this designation and its requirements pleas go to: SDB Info Link

 

Enterprise Zone

An Enterprise Zone (EZ) is an area that has been designated by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as financially distressed and disadvantaged. Typically, a zone is comprised of several municipalities.

The purpose of an Enterprise Zone is to promote job growth and to help municipalities take advantage of business expansion opportunities when they arise. EZ's improve the capacity of local governments and business communities by encouraging them to form public/private partnerships. In turn, these partnerships boost business investment within the zone. Increased business investment, job creation and sustained community self-sufficiency are the primary goals of the Enterprise Zone program.

CBM is located in a Designated Enterprise zone. For additional information on this program and how it benefits business please go to:
PA DCED Enterprise Zone Program