Our staff is ready and available to meet your needs. While most assistance can be provided by telephone or virtually, DEI’s offices will be open for in-person assistance. Please understand that, for the safety and protection of all persons, for anyone entering the office please make sure you are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, and if so, we will have to reschedule your appointment.


Department of Economic Inclusion (DEI)

The Department of Economic Inclusion’s goal is to ensure economic opportunity and inclusion for all citizens seeking to do business with the City of Cincinnati and serve as a catalyst for the growth of minority- and women-owned businesses in the City and throughout the region.

The Department of Economic Inclusion is responsible for administering, enforcing, and monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Program, the Living Wage Program, MBE/WBE/SBE certification programs, and Local, State & Federal Prevailing Wage laws.