The City of Dayton is committed to the inclusion of, and expansion of opportunities for, disadvantaged and local small businesses. The Procurement Enhancement Plan (PEP) requires the City to certify, identify inclusion opportunities, and establish procurement goals for Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Dayton Local Small Businesses (DLSBs). The HRC leads the City’s efforts toward achieving PEP goals through its certification programs and contract compliance process. The HRC is also a certiyfing agency for the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program (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.