Whether it was expediting inspection of commercial cement trucks for a member business; providing input into the direction of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Division of Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion; or the current efforts to modernize the Ohio Business Gateway, the Toledo Regional Chamber has partnered with CSI on a number of initiatives.
Recently Lt. Governor Taylor announced at the Chamber’s offices a new online resource called the “CSI Small Business Toolkit.” The Toolkit was created with business owners in mind. Questions such as what CSI does, how the process works, and how businesses can use the tools CSI makes available are all answered in a simple, accessible way. The goal is to give the business community the tools it needs to quickly and effectively resolve regulatory issues.
Asked about her vision for the Toolkit and how it might impact Northwest Ohio businesses, Lt. Governor Mary Taylor said, “We understand that innovation from our business community drives our state’s economy and we will do what we can to get businesses the information they need to participate in the regulatory process.”
The reality is that CSI only works when businesses weigh in during the review process, or report regulatory issues directly to the office. The Toolkit is designed to make it easier to do that and will hopefully make CSI even more effective going forward.
“A great deal of progress has been made, but there is still work to be done,” Lt. Governor Taylor added. “We’ll continue to seek input from our state’s businesses and lean on our partners like the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in order to strengthen and improve the regulatory climate in Ohio.”
Be sure to check out the CSI Small Business Toolkit at www.governor.ohio.gov/CSIToolkit.