IMAGE Grants Help Sell Ohio Products Worldwide

Sep 28, 2020 | News, Newsletter

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

Putting products and services in front of international customers can help businesses reach two-thirds of the world’s buying power which is outside of the United States. Ohio Development Services Agency’s International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program helps eligible Ohio businesses increase exports and create jobs. The grant provides a 50 percent reimbursement, up to $10,000, for eligible activities.

Applications are open now and will be accepted until 3 p.m. Dec. 11, 2020. Importantly, applications must be approved before activities begin. Activities must be completed by Sept. 29, 2021.

 Popular activities include website development, international marketing, export training, translation services, compliance testing, and trade show exhibition. New this year, e-commerce expenses are eligible for reimbursement.

For more information and to apply, visit IMAGE.development.ohio.gov or email IMAGE@development.ohio.gov.

Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

America’s SBDC, the national association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), annually recognizes one outstanding SBDC employee from each of its 62 members. This outstanding employee exhibits exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their state or regional SBDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. Using a peer-based selection process, the Ohio SBDC network selected David Riggs for Ohio’s SBDC State Star.

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Tiffin Foundry and Machine to invest in new machinery and equipment

Tiffin Foundry and Machine has announced it will purchase new machinery and hire more staff with assistance from a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Tiffin Foundry has eight employees in Tiffin, and has an additional operation in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

JobsOhio’s grant, secured with assistance from the Regional Growth Partnership, will support a planned $321,923 in machinery and equipment upgrades and three new jobs. In addition, Tiffin Foundry and Machine worked with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County on other potential incentives to support the company’s growth.

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