Governance

Governance

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

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...
Entrepreneurs looking to launch community market ventures can celebrate today, as their work just got a little bit easier. Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the public safety and judiciary committee, announced earlier this week that proposed "community...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Columbus Chamber and CD102.5 have partnered to bring the first business-themed podcast to Columbus. During cbuzz, host and local comedian Dan Swartwout will speak with local business owners and entrepreneurs and allow them to tell their story and highlight...

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