JobsOhio is a website dedicated to highlighting Ohio’s economic attractiveness and providing information about doing business in Ohio. The website highlights Ohio’s key industries, regions, markets, workforce, and education.

The Northeast Ohio International Business Network is a volunteer and experienced group of international businesses dedicated to increasing economic growth in Northeast Ohio. They host networking receptions and programs on relevant international business topics. Membership for this organization is fee based and applications are available on the website.

The Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote economic opportunities in Northeast Ohio. One of its main objectives is to develop the region’s transportation infrastructure to enhance export and import distribution.

The Export Assistance page is provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency. It contains numerous resources for those seeking help in starting to export or increase exporting. Users may search for export opportunities by specific industry, browse upcoming trade missions and shows, and learn more about the services provided by the agency. These services include export counseling and education, market research assistance, connecting to new markets and customers, financing growth, and insuring receivables.

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in gaining access to support services. Business advisers at the individual centers offer free counseling to help with specific business needs. The site provides a menu of services, links to state partners, and contact information for each of the centers.

The Ohio State University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) works with students to broaden their international knowledge and experiences through a range of global academic and experiential programs.

The Ohio branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided. Links and information to the six main offices serving the state are also provided.

This document provides a thorough description of Ohio’s laws regarding distributorships, franchise agreements, monopolies, trade relationships, and other specific types of businesses. Prepared by: Walter & Haverfield LLP.