Tec Inc. affiliate company, Tec Studio Inc. received EDGE Certification from the State of Ohio, after almost a year of filing the application and providing necessary information to the State.
The State of Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) program establishes an annual goal for state agencies, boards and commissions, as well as guidelines for state universities in awarding contracts to certified EDGE businesses. The EDGE program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged businesses in obtaining state government contracts in the following areas: construction, architecture and engineering; professional services; goods and services; and information technology services. (In contrast to the Minority Business Enterprise program, the EDGE program does apply to construction contracts.) The State of Ohio developed the program because it recognizes the need to encourage, nurture, and support the growth of economically and socially disadvantaged businesses to foster their development and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace.
Tec Studio was opened in 2013. We felt there was project opportunity available to an independent firm that may not be available as a service within the engineering firm. Tec Studio is majority owned by women, allowing for diversity certifications including EDGE, WBENC, and Women Owned Small Business Enterprise (WOSB).