Special interests are groups within the regular business community that have some characteristic in common. This commonality can be based on age, race, sex, economics, or any other identifying link that is meaningful in providing mutual support in business relations. Some groups have strong networking, supporting each other in starting and operating businesses. Others may be disadvantaged in some way and have special economic opportunities available to them through federal or state agencies. Listed below are links to pages of resources for a number of special interest business groups.