Minority Business Certification / Registration
Minority Business Certification

Certification of Minority/Female owned businesses for City sponsored contracting opportunities. Assists with DBE certification for Ohio Department of Transportation and State HUB’s and MBE’s certification.


To register a business contact the Department of Community Development at (937) 324-7379 or visit the department in person on the second floor of City Hall located at 76 East High Street.

Registered companies can receive assistance with writing a business plan. The Minority Business Development office can also arrange and explore ways of financing a new or existing business.



Affirmative Action Plans

Review and approve Affirmative Action Plans for City sponsored contracting opportunities for Equal Employment Opportunities.


Assist companies with contracting opportunities for Minority, Female and Disadvantaged businesses through City sponsored projects.

DBE Certifications and Resources

Various Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification and Resources

The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth & Equity (EDGE) Unit has the responsibility for implementing the State of Ohio’s minority business set-aside program. This includes certifying minority businesses thereby making them eligible to participate in the state’s set aside program, as well as assisting state agencies with the selection of set aside contracts, maintaining a list of certified minority business enterprises, monitoring program compliance, and conducting research and reporting. Call (614) 466-8380 or click here.

Business Start-Up kit from the State of Ohio Department of Development One stop Business Permit Center call 1-800-248-4040.

State of Ohio Department of Development Minority Business Programs call 1-800-848-1300.

Minority Business Centers (MBAC)



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