SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED-OWNED



Under the Small Business Act (15 USC 637), the U.S. Federal government defines the following socially and economically disadvantaged small business ownership as:

  1. Black Americans;
  2. Hispanic Americans;
  3. Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe);
  4. Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); and
  5. Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal)
This coverage extends only to socially and economically disadvantaged citizens of the United States or those who have been lawfully admitted permanent U.S. residency (13 CFR 124.103).



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