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Walker signs order streamlining certification process for minority businesses

Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a visit to Spancrete on Tuesday. Walker on Friday signed an order providing automatic state certification to minority-, woman- and disabled veteran-owned businesses that have been certified in the past. (AP Photo/Herald-Times Reporter, Matthew Apgar

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

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