The State of Ohio provides programs, services, and incentives that make it easier to do business and succeed in the State of Ohio.
OhioWorkforce411 provides multiple services to assist businesses with finding employees.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides safety training for employees.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides multiple financial assistance programs for Ohio employers.
The Ohio Development Service Agency's Minority Business Assistance Centers provide assistance to minority-owned, small, and disadvantaged businesses.
The Third Frontier Project contains programs for funding technology research and development.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Protection provides financing for environmental projects in Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services provides the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to encourage hiring of job seekers from disadvantaged groups.
The Ohio Development Service Agency's Ohio Workforce Guarantee provides financial assistance for training programs.
In addition to providing funds to businesses, the Ohio Development Services Agency also provides funds to local governments to make available to businesses through its economic development programs.
For tax incentives associated with air quality facilities, contact the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.
The Federal Government offers business loans through its GovLoans portal.
If you are currently doing business with the State, you can manage purchase orders, invoices, and payments through the eSupplier portal.
If you are interested in doing business with the State, the Procurement and Construction Portal provides access to bid opportunities and contract award information for supplies and services from all levels of state government. Additionally, some State entities handle their own procurement activities.
The Ohio Development Services Agency provides procurement technical assistance centers to help Ohio's businesses sell goods and services to local, state and federal governments.
Businesses are invited to purchase items through Ohio's state and federal surplus auctions.
The State of Ohio's Procurement Web site provides access to bid opportunities and contract award information for supplies and services from all levels of state government.
The most recent updates to procurement opportunities, general announcements, and awarded contracts can be found by selecting the appropriate category below.
The Ohio Secretary of State's Uniform Commercial Code page provides information and an online application to assist your business with UCC filings.
The Ohio Development Service Agency's Energy Office works with businesses to cut their energy costs.
The Ohio Development Service Agency's GlobalOhio helps Ohio companies explore global trade opportunities and expand into new international trade markets. Global Markets' experienced and professional global trade development managers will prepare your company to meet challenges and benefit from opportunities as you expand your export markets worldwide.
For more detailed Ohio data and research reports, check out the following links on Ohio.gov:
Visit the Development Services Agency's Office of Research, which provides research and data regarding population, housing, economy, Ohio industries, maps, and profiles of all 88 Ohio counties.