Economic Development

One Government Center
Suite 2250
Toledo, Ohio 43604

phone 419-936-2695

We implement programs and provides services to create employment opportunities through retention and growth of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses. Business incentives are available and depend on the type of business.



How to start a business

Toledo is a strategic location for new businesses. Learn how the City supports economic development in the region.

Let's get started

Incentives & Financing Programs

We offer a variety of loan options, incentives, and tax credit programs to help local businesses get the resources they need for their business.

Find opportunities

Property for Sale

Find properties for sale and put vacant properties back to productive use.

See what's for sale

Pre-Development Meeting

Pre-development meetings provide an opportunity to meet with City staff to discuss your plans for development.

Request a meeting

Permit Planner

Permit Planner is designed to take the guesswork out of what permits you need. Find zoning, permits, licenses, and incentives to help you build your next project.

Build your permit plan
Entrepreneur Resources

The Ramp: Start, launch and grow a business

The Ramp is a technology-enabled solution that integrates all the tools, knowledge and support entrepreneurs need to start, launch and grow a business.

The Ramp