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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Akron
Cascade Capital Corporation, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Akron
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Akron Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Ashland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ashland Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Athens
Ohio University International Trade Assistance Center
The International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) serve as the first point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for businesses interested in entering the international...View details

Athens
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ohio University
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Cambridge
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Zane State College
Serving Belmont, Guernsey, and Muskingum counties, the SBDC network offers free, confidential, in-depth business counseling by highly trained professionals who are experts at assisting new business...View details

Canton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Canton Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Canton
Stark Development Board Finance Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Cincinnati
Hamilton County Development Company, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Service Area: Adams, Ashland, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll,...View details

Cincinnati
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Greater Cincinnati Urban League
The SBDC offers comprehensive business management and education services including free confidential, one-on-one and eCounseling and low- or no-cost training in areas of Strategic Planning, ...View details

Cincinnati
TechSolve
Helps increase profits by eliminating waste and increasing productivity on the factory floor and in the front office. Provides implementation of manufacturing and machining solutions as well...View details

Cleveland
Glenville Development Corporation (GDC)
The GDC Commercial Development Team actively seeks, encourages and assists business locating to the area/Empowerment Zone. Services provided include micro enterprise assistance, business educational...View details

Cleveland
Growth Capital Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Cleveland
NEO411.biz
NEO411.biz provides referrals to entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio via partnerships made up of key service providers throughout the region. NEO411.biz connects entrepreneurs to resources in the...View details

Cleveland
Small Business Administration (SBA) Cleveland District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Cleveland
WECO Fund, Inc.
Provides microloans ranging from $500 to $35,000 to small business borrowers unable to obtain traditional financing. Backed by US SBA,local banks, ODoD. Service area: Cuyahoga County. Executive...View details

Columbus
Central Ohio International Trade Assistance Center
The International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) serve as the first point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for businesses interested in entering the international...View details

Columbus
Central Ohio Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Columbus
Community Capital Development Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Service Area: Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Union,...View details

Columbus
Ohio Statewide Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Columbus
Small Business Administration (SBA) Columbus District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Columbus Region
Central Ohio Small Business Development Center
The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College is a public-private partnership supported by the US Small Business Administration, the Ohio Department of...View details

Dayton
Ohio Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Serves as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent industries. View Ohio SBDC contact information. Contact:...View details

Dayton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Dayton Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Dayton
Wright State International Trade Assistance Center
The International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) serve as the first point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for businesses interested in entering the international...View details

Defiance
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Defiance Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fremont
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fremont Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Hamilton
Certified Development Company of Butler County, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Kent
Kent Regional Business Alliance
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Service Area: Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Portage, Columbiana,...View details

Kent
Kent State University Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Kettering
Dayton Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Lima
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lima Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lorain
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lorain Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Marietta
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Marietta Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Mentor
Mentor Economic Assistance Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Middletown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Middletown Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Milford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Milford Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

New Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) New Philadelphia Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Painesville
North Coast International Trade Assistance Center
Provides free counseling to help companies grow exports. The Center is a service of the US SBA, the Ohio Department of Development and local funding and has special expertise in marketing products...View details

Painesville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Painesville Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Piketon
Ohio State University-Piketon Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Piketon
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Piketon Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Springfield
Clark County Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Springfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Springfield Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

The Plains
Enterprise Development Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $200 to a maximum of $35,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Service Area: Adams, Ashland, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll,...View details

Toledo
Lake Erie Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Toledo
Lucas County Community Improvement Corporation (LCIC)
Assists businesses seeking incentives to stay or relocate to Lucas County by providing job development and business financing opportunities including processing Lucas County?s Economic Development...View details

Toledo
Northwest International Trade Assistance Center
The International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) serve as the first point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for businesses interested in entering the international...View details

Xenia
Greene County Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Youngstown
Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Youngstown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Youngstown Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Ohio Department of Development International Trade Assistance Center
The International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) serve as the first point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for businesses interested in entering the international...View details

Statewide
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition Lead Office
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) SBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

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