Listed below are a few tools to help you make the most of your MBE/EDGE certification. Please check back as we continue to provide more assistance to help you and your business succeed!
View MBE Projection Plans to review what agencies, boards and commissions project spending with MBE vendors:
Use the list of MBE/EDGE EEO Officers that have been identified by each agency to monitor and ensure MBE/EDGE spending.
Below are links to some primary contracting agencies.
For business owners, networked with procurement officials and attended workshops in how to do business with the State of Ohio as well as many other valuable session on how to develop and grow your business. This year, there were several large corporations and prime contractors participating because 1) they either have supplier diversity programs themselves and they're looking to increase their direct spend with diverse businesses or 2) they have subcontracting opportunities for small, minority, women and veteran businesses.
Below are just some of the agencies and organizations participating:
Have you heard about the amazing opportunities that a career in the trades can provide? We had several apprenticeship programs available to explain how you can earn money while learning a trade. You can walk into a new career -- debt free!
There were also multiple career and business resource organizations available; resources who have several programs available for free or minimum cost.
Below are just a few of the apprenticeship programs and resources registered to attend:
Thank you to everyone who has attended previous community networking events. Below are reference materials distributed at various events.
Please feel free to contact our office directly should you have any questions or concerns.
4200 Surface Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Tips Hotline: 1-888-623-8477 (MBE-TIPS)
Business Certification and Compliance
Research, Reporting and Recruitment
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
File a Discrimination Complaint
Affirmative Action Program Verification
Certificate of Compliance
Submit I-29 (Work-hour Utilization)