Cincinnati Resource Compass!
Welcome to the Cincinnati Resource Compass! Community leaders have worked hard to curate a map of the resources available to you and your business right here in Cincinnati.
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These services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio.
MBEs are defined as businesses that are at least 51 percent owned and controlled for more than a year by an Ohio resident and U.S. citizen who belongs to one of the following ethnic groups: African American or Black, Asian, Latino, and Native American.
EDGE certified businesses are defined as enterprises that are owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
WBEs are defined as businesses that are 51 percent owned and controlled by a woman who is a U.S. citizen and has an established residency in the state of Ohio or a reciprocal state.
VFBEs must meet one of the these criteria: at least 10% of its employees are veterans or on active service; at least 51% of the applicant business is owned by veterans or persons on active service; if the applicant business is a corporation 51% of which is not owned by veterans or persons on active service, at least 51% of the board of directors must be veterans or persons on active service; the business is certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business or a Veteran-Owned Small Business and the owner(s) of the business meets the definition of veteran as defined in Ohio Administrative Code.
Yes, we have a satellite office at the Ohio State University Endeavor Center located in Piketon, Ohio. The primary focus of this office is in providing MBAC services to business in the Appalachian counties we serve across Southern Ohio.
- You can visit the ABOUT US page of our website.
- You can call us at 513-751-9900 and speak with a Counselor who will be able to provide additional information to you.
- You can visit our:
Cincinnati office at 2303 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or our
Piketon Office at 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH 45661 513-475-7145