COVID 19 NEWSBOARD

OEDA is committed to providing Ohio’s economic development community with resources and relevant news to help practitioners best serve their business community during the COVID-19 outbreak and in the economic recovery efforts that follow.  This COVID-19 Resource Center contains the following:

  • Your Input (Upper Left Corner): Here’s you’ll find links to surveys related to Ohio’s economic recovery strategies, efforts, and policy issues.  Your opinion matters–we want to hear from you!
  • Key Resources (Left Column):  Here you’ll find information on best practices and tips for successful economic development efforts during the economic recovery phase.  This includes case studies and quick snapshots on what is going on around the state. 

Public Meetings

The Ohio Legislature passed a bill on March 25 (HB 197) that will address many challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, especially public meetings, and will likely allow public entities to meet remotely provided there is sufficient public access to video or telephone...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Job Search

Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis....

Stay At Home Order

On March 22, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton signed a Health Director’s order he referred to as a “stay at home” order, essentially a shelter in place order as seen in other states. Certain businesses are exempt...

Federal News & Resources

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act On March 6, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law H.R.6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, an $8 billion emergency funding measure for...

State Assistance & Tools

The State of Ohio’s COVID-19 resource center is a one-stop location for information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio including the number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths....

Small Business Administration

The SBA has released new guidance on their programs that are useful during the COVID-19 crisis. Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan AdvancesThe advances can be up to $10,000 and small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are...