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Working with the human resource and recruitment community, the Columbus area Chamber has developed a comprehensive website to assist Columbus region employers in "selling" the region to prospective employees.
Phone: (614) 221-1321
Ohio Secretary of State - Business Services
Access all the information you need to start a business, search filing forms, Uniformed Commercial Code, etc. at your fingertips.
Phone: (877) 644-6989
Columbus Region Logistics Council
The Columbus Region Logistics Council, an industry-led council focused on business environment, workforce, infrastructure and technology serves as the catalyst for the growth of the Region’s logistics capability and leads the implementation of a strategic roadmap that will continue to grow this tremendous asset.
Phone: (614) 225-6086
The Treasury is dedicated to small businesses and encouraging an environment that will increase job growth and retention.
Who can apply? Small Business
Criteria: GrowNOW provides a 3% interest rate reduction on new or existing small business loans when the small business can commit to creating or retaining jobs in the State of Ohio.
Contact: State Treasurer Josh Mandel at ohiotreasurer.gov or (800) 228.1102
Phone: (800) 228.1102
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides business training and capital for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in central Ohio.
Who can apply? Startup or Existing Business
Criteria: Loans up to $100,000; 1 - 3 year repayment options; Low Interest Rates (4.5% starting)
Review and Approval: Must have qualified business plan; min 600 credit score; 40% Debt to Income Ratio; No bankruptcies or judgments in the past two years; collateral.
Contact: Increase CDC at (614) 476.1758
Phone: (614) 476.1758
Economic & Community Development InstituteThe Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization located in Columbus, Ohio. ECDI’s mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change.
Who can apply? Small businessesCriteria: Can make loans up to $100,000 to anyone who goes through the underwriting process and is approved by the external loan review committee which consists of bankers, local entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the community.Contact: www.ecdi.org
Phone: (614) 559-0115
The Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.
Contact Midwest Regional Export Finance Centers:
Phone: (312) 353-8081
Phone: (313) 309-4158
Phone: (612) 348-1213