Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed an executive order providing automatic state certification to minority-, woman- and disabled veteran-owned businesses that have been certified in the past, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
A business already certified by federal or local government will have all application requirements for state certification waived if the state’s Department of Administration determines the agency certifying the business has a similar procedure to the DOA’s, according to the news release.
Executive Order 72 will cover 1,492 DOA-certified businesses.
Wisconsin’s MBE, WBE and DVB-certified businesses must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled and actively managed by a member classified within the program, serve a useful business function and maintain program eligibility, according to the release.
— Kirsten Klahn