By Sabrina D'Onofrio, CGBP, CBA
Don't let yourself or your business suffer because of the myths that precede the concept of exporting abroad. If you believe exporting is too complicated or unnecessary then I highly recommend that you register for Export Success 2021. Export Success 2021 is now 100% reimbursable for eligible companies who apply for the IMAGE Grant from the State of Ohio.
Happy New Year, Toledo! We've closed the books on 2020 and we are excited to get started on everything to come in 2021. However, we wouldn't be sending December off right without recognizing our incredible new members who joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in December 2020. Let's take a look back at what the month brought for the business community of northwest Ohio.
Lucas and Wood County businesses facing possible late payment of first-half property taxes as a result of COVID-19 or other hardship are encouraged to contact their county treasurer’s office to discuss options for avoiding penalty and interest. The payment deadline for first-half property taxes is January 31 for Lucas County property owners and February 12 for Wood County property owners.
By Tim Schneider, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
At its regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, Toledo City Council is expected to vote on two ordinances that would facilitate FCA’s proposed construction of a 250,000 square foot vehicle customization facility near its Toledo Assembly Complex. Ordinance 8-21 would approve the sale of 40.67 acres of city-owned property that includes the former Textileather and MedCorp facility sites to FCA for $1.00. Ordinance 9-21 would establish a tax increment financing arrangement to fund improvements on the site with FCA making service payment into a fund for such purposes in lieu of property taxes for a period of 30 years. According to the city, the project would support production at the Toledo Assembly Complex and involve total investment of $23 million and creation of more than 300 jobs.