1. At least 51% of the business is owned, managed and controlled by an underrepresented population as defined by JobsOhio. Underrepresented populations includes consideration of geographic location, race, ethnicity, gender, veterans, and disabled. Racial or ethnic makeup includes African American, Hispanic, Alaska Natives and Pacific Islanders. Women-owned, Veteran-owned and Disabled-owned business must be either certified as such or otherwise be able to verify.
2. The project is located in a distressed community as defined by the Economic Innovation Group, Distressed Communities zip code Index map. Use the below zip code look-up tool to find out, and if your zip code isn’t listed, reach out to your JobsOhio Network partner to check.