Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Program

In 2006, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted a woman-owned business bill that requires the Department of Administration “to develop, maintain, and keep a computer database of businesses in the state that are owned by women, containing demographic statistics and information on the types of industries represented, sales volume and growth rates, generation of jobs by both new and existing businesses and any other relevant characteristics.”  

According to the Act, firms wishing to participate in the program must be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Many firms in the WBE program are strongly involved in providing their services in the public and private sector.