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Department of Development
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

What is the Main Street lending program? The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program (Program) to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. See Link for details 

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FAQS Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a public financing tool, available to local governments in Ohio, to finance public infrastructure improvements that support commercial development and, in certain circumstances, residential rehabilitation.  Learn more about commonly asked questions relating to TIFs. Tax Increment Financing FAQs

COLUMBUS SMALL BUSINESS AGENDA The Columbus Small Business Agenda is a strategic and collaborative multi-agency effort to prioritize inclusive entrepreneurship and small business development as a viable and sustainable method of achieving economic empowerment and mobility. 

Columbus Opportunity Zone Prospectus Columbus has 39 designated Opportunity Zones.  Learn more about how the program works in our City of Columbus Opportunity Zone Prospectus produced by the Economic Development Division.

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Opportunity Zone Program

OPPORTUNITY ZONES AND REINVESTING NEW CAPITAL GAINS Qualified Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This program encourages new, long-term investment in property or businesses in specific areas around the City through federal tax incentives for investors.  - learn more

CITY OF COLUMBUS FACTBOOK 2018-2019 The Factbook is a snapshot of workforce, business industries, logistics, research and educational resources available in the City of Columbus and/or our 11-county Columbus Region.  Please contact the Economic Development Division at 614-645-8616 with inquiries. - learn more