Economic Development

The success of our region is inextricably linked to the success of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.  We will serve as a leader in small business growth and entrepreneurship by providing training services and financial products to CDCs to enhance neighborhood businesses.

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Safe Operations Grant Programs
The City of Cleveland is prepared to help businesses through the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to help maintain our business community, and in accordance with Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s ReSTART CLE plan, the Department of Economic Development has established the Emergency Working Capital Program – Safe Operations Grant offering grants up to $10,000 for costs incurred to operate safely during the pandemic. For more information click here.

ReStartCLE Emergency Working Capital Fund Loan
The City of Cleveland is prepared to help businesses through the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The continued vibrancy of Cleveland’s commercial corridors is vital to our community. In order to help maintain our business community, the City has established an Emergency Working Capital Program loan up to $25,000 to reimburse for operating costs. For more information please click here.

Department Of Economic Development Safe Operations Support Grant Application

 Department Of Economic Development Emergency Working Capital Fund Application

Department Of Economic Development Emergency Working Capital Fund – Supplemental Questionnaire

Send completed applications directly to economicdevelopment@clevelandohio.gov


The Neighborhood Economic Development Portfolio is focused on developing thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and supportive entrepreneurial environments through neighborhood level actions.   The portfolio consists of:

1) Microfinance Programs

2) Entrepreneurial, Start-Up and Early Stage Microbusiness Resources

3) Neighborhood Retail/Commercial District Support

4) Retail Spaces Cleveland (database of available neighborhood retail spaces)

For more information, contact Michael Elliott – Director of Economic Development – melliott@clevelandnp.org.