Check out the resources available to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Business Resources

Outside of the technical assistance that Ohio City Incorporated staff may be able to offer as you look into starting or relocating your venture into the Neighborhood, there are several organizations in the Greater Cleveland Community that are in place to help you at various stages of your development.


The Economic and Community Development Institute is a non-profit economic development organization based in Columbus that recently opened a Cleveland office. The institute offers valuable services to micro start-up companies including financial literacy, industry specific training, and one on one technical assistance. The Institute also offers loans in amounts ranging from $500 to $100,000 through its revolving microloan fund program. 

ECDI Cleveland 7000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 203 Cleveland, OH 44103
phone: 216.912.5655

Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NEOHCC)

The Hispanic Business Center Cleveland Small Business Program is a partnership with the City of Cleveland open to entrepreneurs of all ethnicities which provides assistance in:

  • Individual business start-up plans
  • Group training sessions
  • MBE/FBE certification assistance with the Office of Equal Opportunity
  • Loan packaging assistance
  • Storefront renovation assistance

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the HBC offices at 216.281.4422 or
NEOHCC/HBC2511 Clark Avenue Cleveland, OH 44109