D E F I N I T I O N S
A. “Minority Business Enterprise” (MBE) shall mean a business which is an
independent and continuing operation for profit, performing
useful function, and is owned and controlled by one or more persons of African-
American, Asian-Indian, or Hispanic decent, and is a U.S. citizen, as defined by
B. “Woman Business Enterprise” (WBE) shall mean a business which is an
independent and continuing operation for profit, performing a commercially
useful function, and is owned and controlled by one or more Women, and is a
U.S. citizens, as defined by C.C.C. 3901.01(p).
C. In order to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), or a
Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), a business must establish the following:
1. Business is at least 51% or more owned by one or more persons of
an eligible racial minority or woman gender.
2. Is managed and controlled by the minority or woman person seeking
to be certified.
3. It has been in business in the Columbus Metropolitan Service Area
(MSA) for at least six (6) months. These MSA counties include
Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Licking, Madison, Pickaway
4. Annual sales that do not exceed average industry sales for (3)
consecutive years, as determined by the federal tax returns for the firm
and by the 4-digit SIC code of the U.S. Economic Census data. If a
firm is engaged in more than one industry, the average annual sales
for its “industry” shall be determined by a weighted average of sales for
all industries it is engaged in.