State Supports Minority Business Development

State Releases New Plan to help grow business and create jobs

4/13/2014, 8:29 a.m.

Businesses in every county in the state have a Minority Business Assistance Center ready to serve their needs. The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced the locations of each center and the counties they will serve.

ODSA encourages minority business owners to take advantage of the free professional consulting services that are available. These centers will focus on certifying business owners to do business with the state, help create business plans and capability statements and assist with access to capital.

"We are committed to supporting minority business growth,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “These centers are strategically located across the state to align with minority populations to best serve our existing and emerging minority businesses.”

“The purpose of the centers is to support the growth and sustainability of minority-owned companies,” said Jackie Williams, chief of the Minority Business Development Division.