RGP STANDS READY TO SERVE

The Regional Growth Partnership remains committed to its mission of working with Northwest Ohio businesses and economic development partners through this crisis. Along with JobsOhio, the RGP is dedicated to providing timely information and necessary assistance. Please contact us to help with your business needs. In the meantime, check out these local and state resources to help your business.

All-Star Companies

Many companies across the state and right here in Northwest Ohio have modified their operations to now supply and donate necessary PPE for health care personnel. Check out and recognize some of these local businesses.

Responsible RestartOhio

JobsOhio created a document, Responsible RestartOhio, assembled from protocols by the state of Ohio, providing mandatory and recommended Best Practices for the manufacturing, distribution and construction industries.

Toledo Establishes Small Business Recovery Grant

The City of Toledo has established the Emergency Microenterprise Recovery Grant (“EMRG”) to aid in the economic recovery of microenterprises negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Emergency.

Northwest Ohio Business Reboot Initiative

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center are partnering with local organizations to launch the reboot of our local economy with a goal to communicate, collaborate and coordinate, in order to ensure the streamlining of resources and to avoid duplicating services.

Resources for Reopening Businesses

Launching the Manufacturing Coronavirus Readiness Toolkit including checklists, guidelines, and best practices. PPE is available through a new Exchange and direct to manufacturers.  Also included are strategies for maximizing PPP forgiveness.Launching the Manufacturing Coronavirus Readiness Toolkit including checklists, guidelines, and best practices. PPE is available through a new Exchange and direct to manufacturers.  Also included are strategies for maximizing PPP forgiveness.

JobsOhio Community Bank Loan Guarantee

JobsOhio, Peoples Bank and First Federal/Home Savings Bank announced a partnership to support existing small business clients with maintaining operations and payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q1 Metrics Report put Forth by RGP

Amid the battle against COVID-19, the Regional Growth Partnership continued working with its economic development partners across Northwest Ohio to facilitate the attraction and expansion of new jobs and investment to the region.

Magna International Offers Plan for Reentry

Global automotive supplier Magna International, with manufacturing in Toledo, recently developed an interactive Smart Start Playbook for its employees providing a framework for restarting operations with a consistent response and strategy including Best Practices, use of PPE and disinfecting procedures. Are there ideas your company can use?

Ohio Offers Small Business Support

The Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) is focused on identifying and providing direct support to the state’s nearly 950,000 small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position them for a strong rebound.

Covid-19: Myths vs Facts

Offered by the Ohio Department of Health, learn more about the facts and misconceptions related to the Coronavirus disease.

JobsOhio Rapid Development Initiative

In order to continue to be a value-add partner, JobsOhio has enhanced its incentive programs for existing JobsOhio client companies to allow for maximum flexibility and support during this unprecedented time. These adjustments will help address unexpected pandemic-related business costs, improve access to funds and an immediate limited waiver of compliance.

COVID-19 Job Search

To address the adverse effects of COVID-19, the state of Ohio has created a new website for both job seekers and hiring companies.

Ohio Manufacturing Alliance

A collaborative effort engaging manufacturers to see which companies have interest in repurposing their manufacturing operations to produce some of the most in-demand products in the fight against COVID-19, especially products for the health care industry.

Ohio Safe. Ohio Working

A JobsOhio resource page providing information about JobsOhio program support and sector information, along with key updates for the business community.