Ohio Economic Information Guide
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Ohio Resources on the Web
- Ahoy Ohio
A family based corporation that is devoted to increasing awareness of the quality products and services offered by Ohio businesses and encouraging loyalty to Ohio as well.
- Greater Ohio
The purpose of Greater Ohio is to promote – through research, public education and grassroots advocacy – public policy in Ohio to grow the economy and improve quality of life through intelligent land use. To this end, Greater Ohio will work to support redevelopment of existing communities, strengthen regional cooperation and protect the countryside and Ohio’s natural resources.
- MuniNetGuide: Ohio
An online guide and directory to municipal-related content on the Internet. Their emphasis on municipal bonds, state and local government, and public finance allows them to focus on web sites of interest to professionals with an interest in government administration, municipal investment, research, and urban affairs.
“THE Authoritative Ohio Business Search Directory – Ohio Local Search” Over 405,000 Ohio businesses listed and growing daily.
- Ohio Business Connection
Through partnerships with the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDC), Ohio Department of Development, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other economic development organizations, OBC administers several of Ohio’s specialized small business services.
The purpose of OhioBusinessVotes.org is to educate Ohioans about the economic effects of legislative and judicial actions and to prepare them to participate in the political process in an informed manner. This site provides all of the tools needed to register to vote, find out how candidates stand on critical issues impacting our economy, and track the performance of Ohio elected officials.
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Dedicated to presenting Ohio lawmakers with the business perspective on issues. As Ohio’s largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy group, the Ohio Chamber has been a consistent voice for business for more than a century.
- The Ohio Channel
The Ohio Channel is a service of Ohio’s public broadcasting stations. A new concept in public affairs programming, the Ohio Channel combines Statehouse coverage with locally produced PBS programs to give a statewide perspective on issues that affect the lives of all Ohioans.
- Ohio Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Compiled by Global Direct Investment Solutions, the directory links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Ohio and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations.
- Ohio Economic Development Agencies
Websites of selected economic development agencies with significant economic development information.
- Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA)
The OEDA represents over 425 economic development professionals from across Ohio. The organization was created in 2005 through the merger of the Ohio Development Association and the Ohio Economic Development Council. The OEDA advocates on behalf of economic development issues important to growing the Ohio economy and is non-partisan. It provides on-going professional development training and materials and provides members with resources to inform leaders about the importance of economic development to their community.
- The Ohio ES202 Network
The Ohio Economic Development Information Network (OEDIN) is a statewide network of university centers and researchers focused on the development and utilization of an employment and payroll database. The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (ES202) data is derived from an administrative database created for tax collection purposes by each state in the country. The database provides information that allows researchers to better understand economic activity at the local, regional, and state levels.
- Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)
The mission is to ensure that all Ohio residents have fast, free public Internet access throughout the state, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web. They do this through Ohio’s 251 independent local public libraries.
- Ohio Public Library Information Network: exploreohio
- Ohio Small Business Association
The mission is to establish a large group of small business owners to affect change in aspects that directly challenge the prosperity of the small business community.
- Ohio Workforce Informer
Source for labor market information for the State of Ohio.
Keyword searchable repository of thousands of photos, texts and documents relating to Ohio’s history. From this site you can search or browse the collections of Ohio newspaper photo archives, yearbooks, local historical publications and more.
- Statehouse News Bureau
Founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio’s public radio and television stations. To this day, the Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest.