Targeted Business Directory

Welcome to University of Minnesota's Targeted Business Directory

“Targeted Businesses” are business enterprises owned and operated by women, minority and/or persons with disabilities (WMDBEs). 

The Targeted Business Directory is intended to be a first stop for university departments and administrative units who are seeking to purchase goods and services from a Targeted Business.  From the supplier perspective, registration in our directory is the first step for certified Targeted Business who want to make themselves available for potential opportunities to do business with the University.

To ensure that all vendors meet the University’s definition of Targeted Business, it is required that each registered vendor be certified by at least one of the following 5 University-recognized Targeted Business Certification Agencies listed below.

NOTICE: In an effort to provide a more user-friendly experience for our campus community and improved exposure for ourTargeted Businesses, OBCED has begun an extensive remodel of our Targeted Business Directory.

Certified WMDBE vendors are strongly encouraged to register for inclusion in our new directory using the Targeted Business Registration Form below: