K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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MNUCP Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


The goal of the MNUCP Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DBE program is to make sure there is equal opportunity in the award of US DOT-FTA-FAA-FHWA assisted contracts for highway, transit, and airport projects. The program is intended to create a “level playing field” on which DBEs can compete fairly with larger non-DBE firms.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Government Resources
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)

Why is this service free?

To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.

Languages spoken

  • English