Does the Minority Business Partnership help MBE start-up businesses?

Please refer to the Resource Partners list we have provided to help you start your business or contact Pat Newcomb at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 937-531-6615 or The primary focus of the Minority Business Partnership (MBP) is on established Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) looking to help revitalize the region by growing their capacity to do business with local majority owned firms and construction companies.

How do I Certify my MBE?

Contact one of these resources to help certify your firm as an MBE:

I need to create a website who can help me with that?

You can receive a free website (if you’re an Ohio Business) at  It’s free for one year then the charge is $4.99 per month.

I’m looking for assistance with how to do business at WPAFB.  Who should I contact?

Your first stop should be the Southwest Central Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SWCO PTAC) website or call 937-253-0038 for assistance.

Is  there  an online resource  that can help me find bid opportunities for our region?

The connXus online tool will be available early in Q2. Buyers will be able to submit bids online and bid notifications will automatically be sent to the qualified MBE firms. 

I’m interested in joining the Dayton Chamber who can I contact?

Please click here for the application form or to find out more about joining the Chamber.

Are you a business-to-business (B2B) firm looking to develop your organization into a regional asset that larger firms can look to for innovation, professional execution, and dependability?

Click here to contact the Minority Business Partnership and find out more about our advocacy efforts.