Visit "Explore the Possibilities Online," The Portage County Image Book, published by the Portage County Office of Economic Development, serves as a resource guide for living and doing business in Portage County. Many files are available for downloading in PDF format.
Portage Area Transit Authority Provides bus service to selected routes throughout Portage County. Door To Door Shuttle Service (by 24 hour reservation only)
Visit their web site or call for routes and schedules.
Phone: Toll free: 1-800-673-1BUS(1287), or Local: (330) 678-1BUS(1287)
- 2001 Wage & Benefits Survey Summary.PDF
- 2002 Wage & Benefits Survey Summary.PDF
- Portage County Population 2000 Census.PDF
The Portage County Office of Economic Development Web Site provides information about Economic Development Financing, investment and job creation tax credits, industrial sites, industrial buildings andcounty demographics.
Kent-Portage Small Business Development Center: The Kent/Portage Small Business Development Center offers support, training and resources for new and existing small businesses.
Connect Ohio Ohio Department of Development. Link your business web page to Ohio's Web Site and explore Ohio's business assistance programs.
Portage Workforce Connection
Portage Workforce Connection provides information and services related to employment, labor market, training, careers and community services.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): This page provides small employers with basic information about EOC-enforced laws and processes. It highlights select issues of particular interest to small businesses.
Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
Foreign Trade Zones and the Northeast Ohio Logistics Network
Ron DeBarr, Executive Director
Kent State University Administrative Services Bldg.
Kent, Ohio 44242 USA
Additional business links:
- Small Business Administration -- Get Information on starting or expanding a business
- Ohio’s Small Business Development Center -- Resources to improve business plans.
- Small Business Resource Center at Symantec All resources used in today's business
- www.epa.gov/grtlakes/seahome/grants.html free of charge.