Through the Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), Arkansas certified 33 businesses as minority and women owned enterprises last year. 3 of those businesses are in Northwest Arkansas.
- Girl boss: The NWA businesses certified last year are Orchid Communications in Fayetteville, The Event Group—Catering Division in Fayetteville, and Whitney S. Consulting in Bentonville. All 3 businesses were certified for being woman owned, and as a part of the MWBE can receive a variety of support services offered by the state.
- Totals: On the cumulative lists of businesses for the MWBE Certification Program, 99 certified businesses are in Benton County and 85 in Washington County.
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