Business Resources & Grants

Greater Cleveland Partnership  cropped-GCP-COSE-Logo-RGB-1-180x67

GCP is the region’s leading economic development organization and with over 12,000 members, the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation. Guided by a board of corporate and entrepreneurial CEOs, the organization focuses on strategic initiatives, business services, and advocacy to build a vibrant business environment and region. It includes the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and Cleveland Development Advisors, a real estate development affiliate. 

WHACCWarrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce 

The Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce works to promote, enhance, and foster the growth of business in the area communities of Highland Hills, North Randall and Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Join today Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce - WHACC


Ohio Chamber of Commerce 

As the state's leading business advocate and resource, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce aggressively champions free enterprise, economic competitiveness, and growth for the benefit of all Ohioans. For more information visit: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Warrensville-Heights-LogoCity of Warrensville Occupancy Program Grant

The Warrensville Heights Occupancy Program Grant provides a monetary grant to businesses occupying or looking to occupy, whether buying or leasing, existing vacant industrial and/or commercial property within the City of Warrensville Heights, where such occupancy results in new jobs in the City of Warrensville Heights. The grant is an annual payment from the city's non-tax revenues, which is equal to a percentage of the businesses total annual payroll. View full description


Economic Development GrantThe JobsOhio Economic Development Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for eligible projects in the State of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location.

Research and Development Center Grant Program

The Research and Development Investment Tax Credit provides a non-refundable tax credit up to seven percent for qualified research and development expenses. Qualifying expenses fit into two categories: in-house research expenses, and contracted research expenses. Any unused portion of a tax credit may be carried forward for up to seven years.

Inclusion Grant

The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant provides financial support for projects in distressed communities and/or for business owned by underrepresented populations across the state. 


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SBA provides limited small business grants to promote entrepreneurship.  See qualifications below:

  1. SBA does not provide grants for starting and expanding a business.  
  2. SBA provides grants to nonprofit, Resource Partners, and educational organizations that support entrepreneurship through counseling and training programs.
  3. SBA only communicates from email addresses ending in If you are being contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA who is not using an official SBA email address, you should suspect fraud and report it

ECDIThe Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a nonprofit, founded in 2004, to help small business entrepreneurs obtain access to all the resources small businesses need to succeed.

To learn more, email our Economic Development team.