The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) established the Minority and Women’s Business Initiative to ensure that minority and women business owners have a direct line of communication for assistance in doing business with the State of Alabama.  Our agency works closely with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development (ADECA), Alabama Department of Finance – Purchasing Division, Alabama’s Department of Commerce, and the Alabama Department of Transportation. 

Alabama’s minority and women’s business community - along with a growing entrepreneurship sector - serves as the backbone of our state’s economy.  GOMA serves to ensure that the voices of these communities are being heard, and that needed assistance and access to opportunities are provided.

For information regarding certification from the State’s two certifying agencies, please visit:

For more information on registering with the State of Alabama as a vendor:

For additional State resources, please visit Alabama’s Small Business Commission: