Governance

State and city policy and governance that impacts local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

A public-private initiative bringing together entrepreneurs, startup funders, CEOs, university presidents, foundations, and other leaders to help companies launch or grow kicked off this week with an announcement from the White House. The Startup America Partnership will receive funding from...
Ohio's film industry professionals will have greater exposure thanks to a new state-sponsored website. OhioFilmOffice.com features a database, the Ohio Production Directory, that allows production companies to connect with the state's pool of workers and vendors associated with the film...
The Ohio Department of Development has teamed with several other state agencies to launch two new programs− one will foster self- employment opportunities, while the other will help small businesses gain access to capital. On Wednesday, ODOD's Division of Entrepreneurship and...
Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce is using Minority Enterprise Development Week, which ends tomorrow, to remind minority business owners of the resources available through the his office, namely the GrowNOW program. Since taking office in January 2009, Boyce’s administration claims it...
Last night, City Council approved a new program that would offer a total of $100,000 in facade improvement grants for Downtown retailers. Individual businesses are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 each, and must match the funds one-to-one...