MBE / EDGE Certification

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State of Ohio MBE Program


“Minority Business Enterprise” means an individual, partnership, corporation or joint venture of any kind that is owned and controlled by U.S. Citizens and residents of Ohio, who are and have held themselves out as members of the following socially and economically disadvantaged groups: Blacks, American Indians, Hispanics and Asians.

MBE Program Overview

State of Ohio EDGE Program


An Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) participant must be a small socially and economically disadvantaged business enterprise owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are 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.

EDGE Program Overview

Ohio Business Gateway


All forms must be electronically submitted through the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG). If this is your first time logging into OBG, you will need a username and password. Please click on “New User” to create an account. If you need assistance logging in or have any questions, please contact the Ohio Business Gateway office at (614)466-8380.

Ohio Business Gateway