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Development - Online Business Resources

There are a wide variety of resources - both public and private - that exist to help companies invest in the City of Canton.  We have attempted to place all of these resources in one place to meet your re-location, expansion, and site selection needs quickly and efficiently!

To add your organization to this list, please contact Development Director Kirby Freeman at kirby.freeman@cantonohio.gov.


Business Links and Resources

  • Akron-Canton Airport - Canton's closest passenger airport, a short ten minutes from downtown.  Also includes Foreign Trade Zone.
    www.akroncantonairport.com

  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce - An advocate for businesses (both current and future), the Chamber can help your company with community exposure, business leads, legislative work, networking, relocation assistance, and more!
    www.cantonchamber.org

  • Canton Small Business Development Center - Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Department of Development, this program will help individuals start, sustain, and grow their businesses.
    www.cantonsbdc.org

  • Clean Ohio Fund (Brownfield Redevelopment) - The Clean Ohio Fund restores, protects, and connects Ohio's important natural and urban places by preserving green space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation, and by cleaning up brownfields to encourage redevelopment and revitalize communities.
    http://clean.ohio.gov

  • Fund for our Economic Future - The Fund for Our Economic Future unites philanthropy in Northeast Ohio to strengthen the region's economic competitiveness through grantmaking, research and civic engagement.
    www.futurefundneo.org

  • Jumpstart - JumpStart funds high-growth businesses and ideas, works with their founders to develop the businesses into venture-ready entities and simultaneously celebrates Northeast Ohio's early-stage company successes.
    www.jumpstartinc.org

  • Minority Business Development Program - The Minority Business Enterprise Division aids in the creation of a business environment in Ohio sensitive to the particular needs of minority business enterprises and assists in their growth and development.
    http://development.ohio.gov/DMBA/

  • NEOTEC (Foreign Trade Zone #181) - The Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) is an economic development partnership formed to promote trade, business growth and economic opportunities throughout Northeast Ohio.  NEOTEC manages Foreign Trade Zone 181 and conducts regional economic development activities on behalf of the 10-county JOED.
    www.neotec.org

  • Ohio Department of Development - Engaged every day in marketing, deal-making, innovating, investing, and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is absolutely necessary for success by providing financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio's future.
    http://development.ohio.gov

  • Stark County Association of Realtors - Find the perfect home for new employees or find the right commercial property to expand your business in Canton.
    www.starkrealtors.com

  • Stark Development Board - Stark County, Ohio is on the move.  With a strong workforce with talent and experience, affordable housing, excellent educational institutions, and fun activities and events for the whole family, it's easy to see why businesses would want to develop in Stark County.
    www.starkcoohio.com

  • Stark Regional Planning Commission - The mission of the Stark County Regional Planning Commission (SCRPC) is to provide a flexible framework for representatives of local governments to work cooperatively in areas which will have a possitive effect on Stark County; to plan for and guide growth and development; and to participate in programs which provide for the physical, social, and economic needs of the County's present and future residents.
    www.co.stark.oh.us
    - SEARCH: RPC

  • Team NEO - Team NEO markets Northeast Ohio to attract business investment in targeted industry clusters. A joint venture of the largest metro chambers, representing 4 million people in 16 counties, Team NEO serves as a central resource to inform and serve those considering investment in Northeast Ohio. They assist companies that want to expand in NEO, move new operations to NEO, or need a new location within NEO.
    www.teamneo.org

  • The Finance Fund - Working primarily within low-income rural and urban communities, we connect local community development organizations and small businesses with needed funding in the form of grants, loans, and nontraditional financial products.
    www.financefund.org

  • U.S. Small Business Administration - The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
    www.sba.gov
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