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Disadvantaged/Minority Status Business

A Disadvantaged/Minority owned business is defined to be a business that is at least 51-percent owned and controlled by a minority person(s).  A minority person is one who is:

(a)        A Black American:  a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.


(b)        A Hispanic American:  a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico,   South America, Central America, or the Caribbean, regardless of race.


(c)            An Asian American:  a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands.


(d)        A Native American:  a person who is a member of or is eligible to be a member of, a federally recognized Indian tribe, including Alaskan Natives.


(e)        A Native Hawaiian:  a person any of whose ancestors were native to the area, which consists of the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778.


(f)         An American Female.


(g)        A physically disabled person:  a person who has a physical impairment, defect, disease, aliment, or disability of a permanent nature which in any way limits the type of employment for which the person would otherwise be qualified.


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