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The Ohio Department of Development and Tourism Ohio kicked off Small Business Week by launching a new webpage on Ohio.org that highlights Ohio-made products.
Nearly 800 companies in various industries — including apparel, foods, coffee, decor, and furniture — are featured on the Made in Ohio website.
"We work every day to support Ohio’s business community, especially our small businesses," Director of Development Lydia Mihalik said in a statement. "The new Made in Ohio webpage is an extension of our ‘support local’ campaign and highlights many great products made right here in Ohio."
The featured businesses either manufacture products throughout Ohio or have a storefront/website that their products are sold on. The site's focus is on consumer products in three main categories and 18 underlying categories, with links from listings directing customers directly to the companies' websites.
Small businesses serve a large portion of the employed workforce in Ohio, with more than 980,000 such companies in the state. The Ohio Small Business Development Center says it has also served more than 15,000 clients in the last year alone, with roughly half being women.
- The Food and Beverage Establishment Grant
- The Entertainment Venue Grant
- The Lodging Grant
- The New Small Business Grant