Minority Owned Business Assistance

The City of Strongsville is dedicated to promoting an inclusive local economy driven by a diverse workforce that fuels growth and opportunity.  

Listed below are links to available resources to assist Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). 

The City of Strongsville is available at any time to discuss opportunities one-on-one.  Please reach out to Brent Painter, Director of Economic Development for the City of Strongsville at 440-580-3118 or brent.painter@strongsville.org for further assistance.



Where to Start?
A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a business which is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one of the following groups:
  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Hispanic American/Latino
  • Native American Indian
  • Service-Disabled Veteran
To assist with minority business assistance, the State of Ohio partners with community-based, non-profit organizations to host regional Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC).

Each MBAC's mission is to provide business assistance to Ohio's small, minority, and socially/economically disadvantaged businesses.  Services include:
  • Technical Assistance
  • Professional Consulting
  • Access to Capital
  • Assistance Obtaining Contract Opportunities

Within Cuyahoga County, the Urban League of Greater Cleveland hosts the local MBAC.  Listed below is a link to their website:

SBA Assistance
THe U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to supporting the development and gorwth of minority-owned small businesses from underserved communities.  

The Cleveland SBA District Office provides hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance annually within their 28 county serve region of Northern Ohio.

The Cleveland SBA provides Minority Owned Businesses with::

  • Counseling & Training
  • Access to SBA Funding Programs
  • SBA Contracting Certifications

For more details click the link below: