Development supports the growth and sustainability of small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses in Ohio. Supporting these businesses means providing them with technical and professional assistance, access to capital and bonding, and connection to business opportunities through the Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC). The Division leverages these resources to support achievement of the state's 15% Minority Business Enterprise set-aside requirement, which is overseen by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.
The Division works with entrepreneurs and emerging business enterprises to help them achieve scale and market success. The overarching goal is to help small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses contribute to job creation and economic growth in Ohio.