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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

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

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
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
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

Dayton
CountyCorp Development
CountyCorp Development is a private not-for-profit, Certified Development Company committed to supporting economic development and business expansion in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami,...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

Mansfield
Braintree Business Development Center
Braintree Business Development Center is a regional entrepreneurial organization that supports small business in Northeast Ohio by providing the following: Capital Access—Braintree can assist...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

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

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
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

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



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Kiva
Since its launch in 2005, Kiva’s mission has been to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. As of August 2012, Kiva.org has enabled people to make over $340 million in loans...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Fund A Scientist
Contact: George Kurzon, M.D. Fund A Scientist is a website where individuals or institutions with funding can seek out scientists with innovative projects and provide ...View details

Nationwide
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund)
TruFund is a national nonprofit organization promotes economic development in communities underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

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