The City of Dayton is committed to the inclusion and expansion of opportunities for small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, and small disadvantaged and local businesses. The Procurement Enhancement Plan (PEP) requires the City to certify, identify inclusion opportunities, and establish goals for minority, women, small, and local businesses. The HRC leads the City’s efforts toward achieving PEP goals through its certification programs and contract compliance process. The HRC also administers certification programs on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) (49 CFR Part 26) and HUD Section 3 (24 CFR Part 135). Companies certified as PEP MBE or WBE are eligible for cross certification in the State of Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) (Ohio Revised Code 123.152) program.