The Minority Business Partnership (MBP) is an economic development initiative which seeks to help grow our economy and strengthen area business by leveraging the Dayton region’s minority assets.
MBP creates supply chain opportunities for local businesses by pairing minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses with large buying organizations within the region. The chamber believes this innovative regional approach to supplier diversity will not only enhance the economic vibrancy of the region but also strengthen the competitive advantage of all businesses.
MBP accelerates the growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) by advocating for increased minority business participation and facilitating strategic business partnerships.
The Minority Business Partnership:
The Minority Business Partnership (MBP) strategically focuses on two specific areas for building inclusion capacity and creating connections in our region. The outcomes of these two areas are the source for creating a tangible return on investment to the community. In order to make those connections, MBP strives to identify our community’s largest buying organizations and its sizable minority suppliers.
These two strategy areas focus on a subgroup of the Dayton Region. This subgroup of approximately 20 committed buying organizations and 40 minority owned firms represents the group most likely to create true economic outcomes. The buying organizations are referred to as Committed Buying Organizations (CBO) and the minority owned businesses are called the Focused 40. It is important not to become fixated on the exact numbers in either case. The focus is best placed on the profile of the groups and the activities creating results. Whatever the exact numbers, these two groups are the most ready to engage in doing business together, creating jobs, and embracing inclusionary practices.
Meet the buying organizations (CBOs) that have set a precedent of regional collaboration, leveraging their procurement spend to fuel economic growth with an emphasis on minority business development.LEARN MORE
Meet the minority owned businesses (MBEs) willing to engage with the Committed Buying Organizations.LEARN MORE
Interested in the MBE/EDGE program? Access the Ohio Department of Administrative Services MBE/EDGE certification page here.LEARN MORE
Do you have questions about the Minority Business Partnership? Please call Belinda Stenson, Director of the MBP at 937-226-8233 or send us a message on this form.