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Understanding EDGE


An Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) participant must be a small socially and economically disadvantaged business enterprise owned and controlled by <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> citizens who are <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">Ohio residents. EDGE establishes goals for state agencies, boards and commissions in awarding contracts to certified EDGE eligible businesses. EDGE applies to procurements of supplies and services, professional services, information technology services, construction and professional design services.

Please use the links below to learn more about the EDGE program: 




To fill out an application through the Ohio Business Gateway, please click here.  If this is your first time accessing the Ohio Business Gateway, please note that you will need to create a username and password in order to submit an application.