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Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio

Programs and resources to assist Northeast Ohio’s economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

A Message From Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler

Northeast Ohio — like the rest of the world — is facing extraordinary circumstances. COVID-19 has left all of us, including our economic development and business community, with more questions than answers.

Team NEO remains committed to assisting economic development leaders, employers and the workforce throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. We will update this page regularly with resources to help respond to the challenges of COVID-19. We also thank our investor partners for making these additional links to resources available.

In addition to providing resources for today, our team is looking forward to tomorrow; we’re evaluating relevant strategies companies may wish to explore once we emerge from this crisis. It will happen. And we will be there with you to see it through.

Thank you,

Bill Koehler, CEO, Team NEO


  • U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Assistance
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Combating the Coronavirus
    The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
  • Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. The CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19.
  • IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief
    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.


  • JobsOhio: Ohio Safe. Ohio Working.
    JobsOhio and its partners remain committed to providing you information and working closely with companies as all of Ohio and our nation confronts the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, we can be part of the solution to move Ohio forward.
  • Ohio Department of Health Resources for Economic Support
    This portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.
  • ODJFS: Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    Wondering how do can you apply for unemployment insurance? The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations created this page to answer questions about Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
  • ODSA: Economic Damage Assessment Survey
    Filling out the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Economic Damage Assessment Survey will determine damage related to economic impacts in Ohio. After filling out the survey, federal, state or local agencies may reach out to you through the contact information provided if you indicate your interest.
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
    The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document to provide information about the coronavirus’ (COVID-19’s) impact on BWC operations.

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  • Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to fight COVID-19: Repurposing and Retooling to make PPE
    The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA), Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), Ohio Manufacturing Extension Program (Ohio MEP), nursing homes and JobsOhio have joined forces through the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19. This collaborative effort will engage manufacturers to see which companies have an interest in repurposing their manufacturing operations to produce some of the most in-demand products in the fight against COVID-19, especially products for the health care industry.
  • Manufacturing Best Practices for COVID-19
    MAGNET is focused on finding ways to help manufacturers stay strong. This list is compiled through hundreds of conversations across the country of what they have heard is important during this time.
  • The Ohio Manufacturers Association COVID-19 Resources
    The OMA’s mission is to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing. We created this page to share content that we believe is relevant to your challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Economic Development

  • NODE Webinar: Benefits of Microsoft’s Office 365
    In our new world of operating in a virtual workplace, listen to this webinar to learn tips on working remotely and the benefits of Microsoft’s Office 365 from Ken Fanger of On Technology Partners.
  • Northeast Ohio Economic Development System by County
    Local Economic Development Organizations throughout the 18-counties of Northeast Ohio.
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
    The International Economic Development Council put together these resources to help you stay informed on this rapidly evolving situation.
  • Restore Your Economy
    Economic developers are uniquely positioned to provide support and facilitate communication due to their many connections with community partners. This page has several resources for economic development leaders to help support their economies in the short- and long-term.

Public Health Updates

Additional Resources

Team NEO thanks its investor partners for making these resources available to Northeast Ohio companies.


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