Governance

Governance

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

InvestOhio, a $100 million effort to spur investment in small businesses throughout the state, launched earlier this week. Administered by the Ohio Department of Development in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Taxation, InvestOhio provides a non-refundable personal income tax credit...
In an attempt to inform Metropreneur readers about where Columbus's mayoral and city council candidates stand on the issue of small business, we've compiled their answers (originally published on our sister website, Columbus Underground) to the following question: Small businesses...
Ohio food and agricultural companies recently met with international buyers at this year's Midwest Buyers Mission at the Embassy Suites Airport hotel in Columbus. The Midwest Buyers Mission is part of an initiative to help Ohio's small- and medium-sized businesses...
A statewide Small Business Advisory Council has been created to review government rules and regulations, and identify those that place unnecessary burdens on Ohio's job creators. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor recently announced her selections to fill five seats of the...
The core of Columbus's central business district is currently home to numerous surface parking lots and vacant storefronts. However, the city is actively working to change that through the Mile on High initiative. Mayor Michael Coleman unveiled the initiative −designed to encourage...
Tara Abraham, chairman and co-CEO of Columbus- based Accel Inc., was appointed to the National Women's Business Council on Thursday, making her the third Central Ohioan to become a member of the NWBC since the fall. The NWBC is a federal advisory...
The Ohio Tourism Division has partnered with Groupon to provide daily deals in seven markets across the state during Ohio Tourism Week. The team effort, which is scheduled to coincide with National Tourism Week, kicks off May 9. During Ohio...
On March 1, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio's board of trustees approved a resolution that waives all SWACO fees for those who recycle source-separated materials. In other words, if a business chooses to separate recyclables for collection...

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