Doing Business In Toledo
Toledo's strategic location provides the benefits of speed and cost-effective access to many vital North American markets. With a relatively low cost of capital and affordable operating costs, it makes business sense to consider Toledo.
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New Business Registration
Required for all new businesses operating in Toledo.Download the Form
Business Permits and Licenses
Licensing is required for some business activities.See All Permit Forms
Business Development Programs
Loans, incentives, and tax credit programs.Find a Program
It Matters Where You Make It
We believe that it matters where you make your living;
Where you make your home;
Where you make your life;
Make it here.
The City of Toledo has 17 Opportunity Zone Census Tracts that will retain federal designation until 2026. Opportunity Zones allow Investors to re-invest capital gains in an Opportunity Fund with the following tax incentives:
- Temporary tax deferral for capital gains
- Tax reduction on capital gains (5 to 7 years)
- Elimination of taxes on gains from Opportunity Zone Investments (if held for 10 years)
Consult your attorney or accountant to learn how to use an Opportunity Fund to invest in qualified properties.
An Ideal Location for Business
Simply put, Toledo's strategic location provides the benefits of speed and cost-effective access to many vital North American markets. When you consider the relatively low cost of capital and affordable operating costs in Northwest Ohio, it makes perfect sense to consider our region for an expansion or relocation project.
Economic Development Partners
The City of Toledo's Department of Economic Development works cooperatively with many organizations operating within the Northwest Ohio Region. The following are valuable partners: