These minority business profile data records have minority-owned and Black-owned business contact info for firms who were certified by Massachusetts. A minority business enterprise or MBE has an owner with 51% or more of the controlling interest in the firm. These records also contain Black male and Black female owners, as well as minorities defined by Federal classification. Where both MBE and the WBE code for women-business-enterprise appears in the record, it is a Black
Local shops category
The “Local Shop” can be a retail store or a small business owner.