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Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC)

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Minority Business Development Division
(614) 466-5700

Mailing Address
Ohio Development Services Agency
Minority Business Development Division
28th floor
77 South High Street, P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001
Fax: (614) 466-4172

Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) provide a variety of business development services to new and existing business owners. Each Minority Business Assistance Center is staffed with certified business counselors that assist minority entrepreneurs with loan and bond packaging services, management, technical, financial and contract procurement assistance.

Minority Business Assistance Centers provide minority firms with the following services:

  • Accounting assistance
  • Business management counseling
  • Completing federal, state and local certification applications
  • Contract procurement assistance
  • Estimating/Bidding assistance
  • Identifying local resources
  • Loan packaging assistance
  • Marketing plan development
  • Referrals to financial assistance programs


Region 1
Donald Graham, Director
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 622-0999 Ext. 210

Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44307
Phone: (234) 542-4149

Region 2
David Wood, Director
Toledo Regional Chamber
of Commerce
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 243-8191

Region 3
Jennifer Averi Frost, Director
Central Ohio Minority Business
Association (COMBA)
1393 East Broad Street, Floor 2
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 252-8005

Region 4
RoShawn Winburn, Director
City of Datyon c/o Human Relations Council
371 W. Second St., Suite 100
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 333-1002

Region 5
Charolette Harris, Director
African American Chamber –
Greater Cincinnati/Northern
2945 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone: (513) 751-9900

Region 6
William Carter, Director
Mahoning Valley Economic
Development Corporation (MVEDC)
2123 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
Phone: (330) 746-5681