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Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC)

The Akron Minority Business Assistance Center’s (MBAC) mission is to identify small disadvantaged, minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the State of Ohio to cultivate their growth and sustainability.

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The MBACs across the State of Ohio are supported by the Ohio Department of Development Minority Business Development Division (MBDD). MBAC Akron is a component of the Ohio Department of Development Minority Business Development Division that provides management, technical and professional assistance, access to capital, surety bonding, connection to business opportunities and assistance with MBE/EDGE/WBE/VBE Certification.   

emerging businesses

The goal of MBAC is to connect entrepreneurs and emerging business owners to the resources, opportunities, and contract procurement information to help them achieve, scale, and market success. The Akron MBAC offers free assistance to minorities, women, and small disadvantaged businesses in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Richland, Ashland, Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, and Tuscarawas counties. The primary objective of identifying emerging businesses in these areas and cultivating their growth and sustainability is an effort to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

MBAC Services Offered

New Participants


If you are interested in MBAC services, register for assistance.

Current Participants


If you are a current participant, contact us for assistance.

Natashia Bishop

234-542-4173