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State Certified 33 Businesses as Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in 2021

Jan 13, 2022, 15:06 PM by
The State of Arkansas certified 33 businesses as minority- and women-owned business enterprises through its MWBE Certification Program.

Little Rock, Ark. (January 13, 2022) – Last year, the state certified 33 businesses as minority- and women-owned business enterprises through the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) officials announced today. With the addition of these 33 businesses, there are now 326 businesses in the state that have received MWBE certification.

“We are so proud of the 33 businesses that pursued their certification in 2021,” Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Esperanza Massana Crane said. “Having the certification under their belt, combined with their ability to use it for their marketing advantage, definitely sets these businesses apart when competing for government contracts. We hope certification may open many opportunities for business with the government or the private sector.”

Businesses that are certified under this program receive access to a statewide network of support services including workshops, webinars, vendor classes, customized technical assistance, B2B networking, notification of bid opportunities, as well as opportunities for doing business with AEDC partners in state and federal government, higher education, lending institutions, and the private sector. In addition, state government purchases of up to $40,000 can be made without competitive solicitation if using a certified MWBE.

The newly certified minority-owned business enterprises include:

  • AML Transportation LLC, Little Rock
  • Ardnov Consulting, LLC, Sherwood
  • DLT Logging, LLC, Monticello
  • G&SP Consultants LLC, Little Rock
  • Infinity Therapy, LLC, Benton
  • Kenneth Caswell, LLC DBA: Peaceful Pines Farm, Pine Bluff
  • Kingdom Made Treats LLC, Jacksonville
  • Mathis Rentals, LLC, Blytheville
  • MD Doyne Construction Company, Little Rock
  • Peregrine Integrated Management, Inc., Sherwood
  • Phoenix Energy, LLC, Little Rock
  • Platinum Drywall Inc, Little Rock
  • Position CPR LLC, Sherwood
  • Safe Way Tax Service LLC, Conway
  • Sojaded Makeup and Collection, Little Rock
  • Therapeutic Focus, LLC, West Memphis
  • Tidwell-Xpress LLC, North Little Rock
  • Total Landscape Solutions, LLC, North Little Rock

The newly certified women-owned business enterprises include:

  • Attorney’s Title Group, PLLC, Little Rock
  • Campbell Ward, LLC, Little Rock
  • Capitol Partners, PLLC, Little Rock
  • Cove Street Consulting, LLC, Little Rock
  • Crowley’s Ridge Therapies, Inc., Wynne
  • Designs Group Consulting, Hot Springs Village
  • G2CFO LLC, Little Rock
  • Humbard Contracting Inc., Green Forest
  • Insight Engineering, PLLC, Little Rock
  • Orchid Communications, Fayetteville
  • Quality Analytics Associates, Inc., Bono
  • The Event Group—Catering Division, Inc., Fayetteville
  • Verbal Eyes LLC, Little Rock
  • VP Medical Consulting, LLC, Benton
  • Whitney S. Consulting LLC, Bentonville
The MWBE Certification Program, which is administered through the MWBE Division, is a review process designed to ensure that a minority- or women-owned business is owned, controlled, and operated by the applicants and meets the eligibility criteria of the program. View the full list of businesses in the MWBE Certification Program here.

Learn how to get certified through the MWBE Certification program here.
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