State develops directory of businesses owned by women, minorities

A directory of businesses owned by minority residents and women has been developed the state Department of Commerce.

According to a news release issued Monday, the directory includes 350 businesses that have been certified by state officials.

Non-certified minority and women-owned businesses will eventually have the opportunity to list their businesses, said Rhonda Harris, director of the Department's Office of Minority and Women Business Development. The directory is located at