Minority Business Enterprise

The State of Ohio’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program is designed to assist minority businesses in obtaining state government contracts through a set aside procurement program for good & services.

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Capability Statement

A Capability Statement is a business document or record of your business services and/or products, organizational competencies, achievements, associations, and accreditations.

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Access to Capital

Many small business owners indicate that one major obstacle to entry or expansion of their small business is the availability of sufficient intermediate and long-term capital to support their working capital, and fixed assets requirements.

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Apply for the MBE-EDGE Certification

Business owners can file for their certification through the Ohio Business Gateway website.

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The Minority Business Bonding Program provides bid, performance, and payment surety bonds to state certified minority- owned businesses that are unable to obtain bonding through standard surety companies.

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Minority Business Loan Program

This program provides fixed, low-interest rate loans to certified minority-owned businesses that are purchasing or improving fixed assets and creating or retaining jobs.

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Putting Our Clients First

Our primary objective is to identify emerging businesses and cultivate growth and sustainability.

The Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBACs) provide MBE and EDGE entrepreneurs with management, technical, financial and contract procurement assistance in addition to loan and bond packaging services. These services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio and serve the needs of Ohio’s small, minority and disadvantaged businesses.

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Main Office

2945 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone: 513.751.9900
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Satellite Office

1862 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: 740-821-4539
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM – 2:00PM

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