Executive Directive 2019 - 08 Expands Business Opportunities Within Low-Income Communities & Underutilized Business Areas

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Directive 2019 – 08 calling on the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) to encourage expanded business opportunities within low-income communities and underutilized business areas. 

Any entity seeking certification by DTMB as a Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise must complete this sworn affidavit. This affidavit is available at the bottom of this page.

The affidavit allows an entity to give:

  1. An indication that the Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise satisfies one or more of the following:
    1. The Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is certified as a HUBZone Small Business Concern by the United States Small Business Administration.
    2. The principal place of business of the Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is located within a population census tract that is a low-income community designated as a Qualified Opportunity Zone by the United States Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to 26 USC 1400Z-1.
    3. A majority of the employees of the Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise either work at a location within a Qualified Opportunity Zone or maintain a principal residence within a Qualified Opportunity Zone.
  2. An identification of ownership interests in the Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

Additionally, entities seeking this certification should update their Profiles in SIGMA VSS to reflect their status as a Geographically-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

If you have questions with this piece, please contact the State of Michigan VSS (SoM VSS) Support Center at SIGMA-Vendor@michigan.gov or 1-888-734-9749.



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