Funding, Incentives & Taxes

State and local funding and incentives

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative Inc. - Provides business training, business coaching, access to capital and supportive resources to low and moderate income individuals or business owneres

Grow Cincinnati Loan Fund - Provides capital for fixed assets, working capital and eligible refinancing to small businesses.

HCDC - Provides tax incentives to businesses throughout Hamilton County

Indiana Economic Development Corporation - Provides financial assistance from the State of Indiana to qualified high-tech firms and small businesses as well as a variety of programs to support startups

InvestOhio - Provides capital to Ohio's small business to help them create jobs and encourage investors to actively support small businesses. The program is administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Taxation. 

JobsOhio loans and grants and Ohio tax credits, abatements and financing - Provides loans, grants, tax credits, abatements and financing to Ohio companies 

Kentucky Enterprise Fund - Invests in Kentucky-based seed and early-stage technology companies through a state-sponsored venture capital-like fund

MicroCity Loan Fund - Provides loans to small businesses to encourage expansion through "gap" debt financing

Northern Kentucky financial incentives, grants and loans - Provides a variety of financial incentives, grants and loans to Northern Kentucky business and businesses relocated to the region

Ohio Third Frontier - Provides funding to Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions and other organizations to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs

SBA 504 loan program - Provides funding to Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions and other organizations to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs. Visit HCDC for more information on SBA 504 loans in Cincinnati.

 Site Small Business Credit Initiative (SSB) - Helps finance credit-worthy small businesses and manufacturers that are not receiving necessary financing from the private sector. The Ohio Development Services Agency administers several state-run financing programs utilizing SSBCI funds to expand and create jobs.

Angel and private investors

Allos Ventures - Invests in early-stage companies, augmenting the capital provided by angel investors, to help companies reach a first-round institutional financing round

Bad Girl Ventures - Focuses on funding women-owned startups with a non-profit micro-lending and nine-week business development course

Blue Chip Venture Company - Invests in "final" financing across industry sectors, with a preference for high-growth segments of media and marketing, Internet, sports, entertainment and information, software, and healthcare services

c-cap - Links entrepreneurs with angel investors and other resources necessary to create successful growth companies; c-cap is backed by active angels, the circuit and Ohio's IT Alliance

 Draper Triangle Ventures - Helps high-tech startups and entrepreneurs achieve their maximum potential through seed- and early-stage venture capital

L. Ross Love GrowthBridge Fund - Provides direct lending to large, successful African-American and Hispanic-owned companies as an investment initiative of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Minority Business Accelerator (MBA)

Queen City Angels - Makes investments capable of producing substantial returns to accelerate the growth of outstanding early-state businesses 

 River City Capital Funds - Partners with the entrepreneurial and private equity communities to create one of the most active and experienced growth equity funds in healthcare and information technology

The Walnut Group - Makes equity investments across a focused range of industry sectors

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