Local and Regional Partners
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow healthcare companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. Aside from Healthcare business attention and retraction, initiatives include promoting the Health-Technology corridor and workforce development.
Phone number: 216.658.3999
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Downtown Cleveland Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a more dynamic downtown. By working with property owners and neighborhood based partners, DCA is able to provide economic development opportunities, business attraction and retention efforts, the Clean & Safe Ambassador Program as well as strategic marketing initiatives for downtown Cleveland.
Phone number: 216.736.7799
Downtown Cleveland Alliance Website
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Cleveland Partnership is a membership association of Northeast Ohio companies and organizations and one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. The partnership's mission is to promote job creation and retention in the 16 county region.
Phone number: 216.621.3300
Greater Cleveland Partnership Website
Hispanic Business Center Cleveland
The Hispanic Business Center has a mission to provide educational and developmental support for the economic and business growth and advancement of the Hispanic Community in Northeast Ohio. By consistently serving more than 200 businesses and potential business owners on an annual basis, the HBC is committed to providing professional and qualified consulting and group training services aimed at equipping business owners with the education they need to take informed business risks and make management decisions.
Phone number: 216.281.4422
Hispanic Business Center Cleveland Website
Jump Start Inc. provides intensive assistance to Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs leading high potential companies. Those services help entrepreneurs to establish and achieve value-creating milestones of growth, such as raising capital, generating revenues, testing the commercial viability of a product or service, and moving a product or service into the market. Jump Start also selectively invests in the highest potential companies positioned to excel in high opportunity markets, focusing on entrepreneurs with breakthrough, market-driven technologies.
Phone number: 216.363.3400
The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) has a mission to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful global player. MAGNET makes an economic impact by providing direct services to manufacturers focused on growth strategies and process improvement among other resources to produce a manufacturing sector that benefits the entire region.
Phone number: 216.391.7002
NorTech is a technology-based economic development organization working to revitalize Northeast Ohio by accelerating the growth of innovation clusters in advanced energy, flexible electronics and water technologies.
Phone number: 216.363.6883
Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium
The mission of NEOSCC is to create conditions for a more vibrant, resilient and sustainable northeast Ohio.
Phone number: 330.375.2949
Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium
The Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium is a multi-county regional economic development partnership. The goal is to attract capital investment and jobs to northeast Ohio through the administration of foreign trade zones 40 and 181.
Phone number: 330.672.4080
Ohio State University Extension
Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) provides education, networking opportunities and support to new and beginning farmers in Cuyahoga County. By doing so, OSUE helps them to develop sustainable businesses that will continue to supply fresh food for a long time to come. OSUE Conducts the Market Gardener Training Program that is required for our Gardening for Greenbacks program.
Phone number: 216.429.8200
OSU Extension Website
Port of Cleveland
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is a catalyst for job growth, economic vitality and vibrant waterfronts. As an entrepreneurial business enterprise and a public agency committed to civic improvements, they focus on providing customized solutions that help Ohio enterprises expand and invest in new facilities in addition to operating the Port of Cleveland and taking the lead on many critical environmental projects.
Phone number: 216.241.8004
Port of Cleveland Website
Positively Cleveland is a destination marketing organization that works with the media and meeting planners to promote the Cleveland Plus region. Positively Cleveland helps drive 13 million visitors to Cuyahoga County each year. Positively Cleveland proactively works to promote Cleveland businesses, pitching story ideas to media related to business and tourism in the Cleveland Plus region.
Phone number: 216.875.6600
Positively Cleveland Website
Presidents' Council Foundation
The Presidents’ Council Foundation was founded in 2000, by The Presidents’ Council, LLC, an organization consisting of African-American business owners who provide leadership, innovative ideas, and resources to advance African-American owned and operated businesses. The PCF’s intent is to receive income from a wide variety of public and private sources to act as the catalyst for change and improvement in Northeast Ohio’s economy through its support of entrepreneurial training, economic and educational research and other charitable causes.
Phone number: 216.771.8702
Presidents' Council Foundation Website
Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
The Regional Transit Authority provides train, bus and trolley services in Cuyahoga County. This access to transit insures that businesses have access to their workforce. The Red Line service starts at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and provides direct access to Downtown and University Circle. In addition, the Downtown area and eastward through the Cleveland State University area is connected by several free trolleys providing residents and employees with convenient access. With the new urbanism interest by millennials, your employees want to live in the City and have close access to their jobs. Our transit system provides this link. RTA has been a great partner, providing new transit options like the Health Line that have opened new transit oriented development opportunities.
Phone Number: 216.621.9500
Regional Transit Authority Website
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration was created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. SBA delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.
Phone Number: 800.827.5722
Small Business Association Website
Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by marketing the region’s assets, attracting new business from around the world, building collaboration among the 18 county region’s economic development organizations and linking the region to the state’s Job Ohio program.
Phone number: 216.363.5400
Team NEO Website
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) is a community based nonprofit organization. The ULGC mission is to enable African Americans and other minority members to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services. Partnering with government, corporate and other community organizations has enabled the ULGC’s ability to respond effectively to the needs of those on the economic and social margins. From basic skills training and job skill development to business and economic development, the ULGC offers a variety of programs and services.
Phone number: 216.622.0999
Urban League of Greater Cleveland Website
WIRE-Net is an organization that focuses on providing programs and services that strengthen manufacturing to create healthy communities and fuel economic growth. WIRE-Net works as a consultant, collaborator, referral source and hands-on provider in workforce development, growth and operational improvement initiatives, supply chain development, governmental assistance programs and urban redevelopment.
Phone number: 216.588.1440
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