Welcome to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) Unit. The 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. Additionally, the unit implements the EDGE program, which is designed to facilitate access to state government contracts and business services for EDGE certified businesses. The EDGE program establishes goals for state agencies in awarding contracts to certified EDGE businesses. EDGE procurement contracts apply to: goods and services, professional services, information technology services, construction, architecture and engineering.
For questions or concerns, please utilize the staff roster and contact a Contract Officer/Specialist from the list below. If you need additional assistance, please contact our office at 614-466-8380.