Small businesses and entrepreneurs play an important role in Canal Winchester's economy. To aid in their success, the city has identified a number of resources available as individuals and organizations seek to create and grow thriving businesses.
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)
The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) provides a variety of small business-focused programs, from financial literacy training and technical assistance to access to capital (loans) for start-ups and growing microenterprises in central Ohio.
and business consulting services to start-up and emerging business owners free of charge.
The Treasurer of State provides linked-deposit assistance, through its GrowNOW program, to small business owners which are creating or retaining jobs in Ohio, thereby reducing their cost of financing.
Technology Business Assistance
TechColumbus supports and grows the innovation economy in central Ohio by developing new, and nurturing young, companies, connecting the region's world class technology assets, and advocating for initiatives that help technology companies.