Ohio’s minority business community recently had a chance to meet with representatives of the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Minority Business Development Division. According to The Lima News, local owners were invited to a special roundtable to help address these concerns.
Jeffrey Johnson, a representative and chief from the group, has been a division director since 2015. He said that his organization wants to encourage business partners to use the organization’s services, which include certification assistance as well as financial help.
The gathering could lead to another similar workshop this month, if locals are eager to learn more about their development options. Even those Ohio owners that don’t live in Lima can see this as a sign of the state’s interest in supporting them. Hometown Stations quotes Johnson describing the approach Ohio Governor John Kasich is taking to business growth, as owners develop new solutions.
“Even those Ohio owners that don’t live in Lima can see this as a sign of the state’s interest.”
“He wants as many businesses as possible to participate in the growth of Ohio’s economy, and that’s specifically relating to my role as Minority Business Development Division, so I want to make sure I talk to our minority people throughout the state to let them know that,” Johnson said. In the Lima News piece, he also said ge holds similar roundtable meetings “throughout the state” to promote local business resources.
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