Community & Neighborhood Resources

Your small business needs may vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood and community to community. There are many types of community resources that focus on a specific district of Columbus or in one of the suburban cities throughout Central Ohio. Below, you’ll find some of the neighborhood associations, business associations, suburban development organizations and other types of geographical resources.

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City of Columbus Business Development - The Department of Development works to assist business development for the City of Columbus. Find out more information on our programs by following the links under Business Development. Business Loans, Grants and Tax Incentives Buy City Property Downtown Development Fee Schedule Historic Preservation Neighborhood Plans and overlays

For more information visit td.ci.Columbus.oh.us/BizDevelopment.


City of Delaware Business Development - Delaware businesses take great pride in being at the center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. Development has flourished because of Delaware’s beautiful and clean setting, historic downtown, high-quality city services, low crime rate, quality schools and popular parks.

For more information visit DelawareOhio.net/DoBusiness.


City of Dublin Economic Development Department - In Dublin, Ohio, we know business plans can take many shapes and forms. Whether your plans include an entrepreneurial start-up or world-class headquarters, we’re here to make sure you maintain your vision while we help create your reality.

For more information visit www.DublinEconDev.com.


City of Gahanna - The City of Gahanna, Ohio represents one of the most successful communities in the Columbus area. Rich in heritage, diversity and a friendly environment, Gahanna is supported by a strong economy, an exceptional quality of life, affordable housing and one of the best school districts in central Ohio. Together, these attributes make Gahanna an attractive place for people of different ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds to live and do business.

For more information visit www.gahanna.gov.


CDDC  & Capitol South- It’s been said that there’s nothing wrong with change — as long as it’s in the right direction. And for Columbus, the right direction is where downtown is headed right now. Downtown is fast becoming one of the most attractive center cities in the country. Thanks to the leadership, facilitation and advocacy of Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and Capitol South Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (Capitol South), there are many new City-changing projects coming online.

For more information visit DowntownColumbus.com/About/CDDC-Capitol-South.


Dublin Chamber of Commerce – With nearly 1,200 members, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of the business and professional community. As the only Dublin organization that solely represents business interests, the Chamber works to improve the economic climate and foster cooperation between business, schools and government for the good of the community.

For more information visit DublinChamber.org.


Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau – Come to Dublin, Ohio … where Irish is an attitude. See the Columbus Zoo (#1 Zoo in the country) and Zoombezi Bay Water Park, stay in our 15 hotels and visit our amazing world-class attractions and events. For insider tips about Dublin, visit our blog. Check out our great getaway packages and save on your visit!

For more information visit IrishIsAnAttitude.com.


DowntownColumbus.com – Business is alive and well in Downtown Columbus. New homes, new businesses and new stores, restaurants and bars are popping up on virtually every corner of downtown. This exciting and explosive growth is giving downtown a whole new vitality, thanks to the investment of billions of dollars in funding by both public and private organizations. Downtown is the hub of economic development within the City of Columbus.

For more information visit DowntownColumbus.com/Doing-Business.


Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce – Officially founded in 1981, the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce is a private business organization comprised of over 430 business members. By becoming a member, you are united with hundreds of individuals working to promote a strong and healthy business climate. Together with area businesses, professional men and women, and the educational system, we strive to promote a pleasant environment for the entire community.

For more information visit www.GahannaAreaChamber.com.


Grandview Area Chamber – The mission of the Grandview Area Chamber is to promote and support an environment for the development, growth and success of the area’s business community. With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview and Marble Cliff area community, the Grandview Area Chamber is a volunteer-driven organization of area business leaders, each of whom serves the community in a variety of ways, but all of whom are dedicated to a singular purpose – the success of the business community.

For more information visit GrandviewChamber.org.


Historic Dublin Business Association – The Historic Dublin Business Association is a volunteer run, non-profit organization supporting the collective group of business owners through downtown Historic Dublin. The geographical definition for the HDBA is positioned along both Bridge and High St (BriHi) on the west side of the Scioto river.

For more information visit HistoricDublin.org.


Ohio Proud - Welcome to Ohio Proud! Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agricultural products that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $98 billion to the state’s economy. If you are a consumer looking for products or a company who needs marketing assistance, Ohio Proud can help! If you produce a food or agricultural product that is at least 50 percent grown, raised or processed in Ohio, you can become an Ohio Proud partner. Ohio Proud will distinguish your products in the crowded marketplace, and increase sales for your company and retailer.

For more information visit OhioProud.org.


Franklinton Development Association - Welcome to Ohio Proud! Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agricultural products that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $98 billion to the state’s economy. If you are a consumer looking for products or a company who needs marketing assistance, Ohio Proud can help! If you produce a food or agricultural product that is at least 50 percent grown, raised or processed in Ohio, you can become an Ohio Proud partner. Ohio Proud will distinguish your products in the crowded marketplace, and increase sales for your company and retailer.

For more information visit Franklinton.org.


Short North Business Association - Welcome to Ohio Proud! Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agricultural products that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $98 billion to the state’s economy. If you are a consumer looking for products or a company who needs marketing assistance, Ohio Proud can help! If you produce a food or agricultural product that is at least 50 percent grown, raised or processed in Ohio, you can become an Ohio Proud partner. Ohio Proud will distinguish your products in the crowded marketplace, and increase sales for your company and retailer.

For more information visit ShortNorth.org.


Long Street Business Association - LSBA was established and formed on February 4, 1988 by four local businessmen who understood the need for such an organization. Their goal was to promote urban and economic development through education, training and exposure to positive cultural experiences. They encouraged congenial fellowship among business owners and community residents through cultural and social awareness.  These men improved the advancements of business and civic interest in the Long Street District and made plans for the future development of Long Street.

For more information visit LSBA.biz.


Union County - The Union County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership and Convention & Visitors Bureau extend a warm welcome and personal invitation for you to discover Union County – “Where pride resides.” We have put together a listing of information about our area on this site, backed up by maps, brochures and publications which are available free of charge by mail to acquaint you with the many businesses, residential developments, shops, attractions and activities in Union County.

For more information visit UnionCounty.org.


Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corp. – The goal of the UACIC is to promote economic development so that Upper Arlington is the preferred choice for businesses, investors, and residents. The Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corporation was established in 1994 through the efforts of involved citizens and our City Council to serve as the economic development agent for the City.

For more information visit www.UAcic.org.


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