Pro Landscape, Inc., a Minority-owned Success
Pro Landscape, Inc., and its subsidiary, PLI Systems, Inc., of Hillsboro, are owned and operated by Manuel Castaneda. Manuel has grown his companies to about $7 million and has 40 employees.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications are for firms seeking contracting opportunities with state, county, city and special jurisdictions. Some of the jurisdictions include the city of Portland, Multnomah County, METRO and the Portland Development Commission (PDC). The eligibility criteria is based on Oregon Administrative Rule 123-200-0030.
Majority ownership is just one eligibility requirement for these certifications.
The minority or woman owner(s) must have made a real and substantial contribution of capital or expertise to the business.
The minority- or woman-owned business must not be dependent on a non-disadvantaged firm(s) or individual(s). Businesses must not exceed the size standards as defined by the Small Business Administration, North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS) size standards.
Apply using our e-Application system. This is the preferred application method as it helps ensure that your application is submitted in a complete packet, reducing processing time.
If you do not have the ability access the e-application process, you may file using a Word document. Mail the original application and required documentation to Business Oregon, OMWESB, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301-1280.
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