JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will help a beloved coffee company grow
Candice and Larry Hess Jr. founded River Roasters Coffee Co. in 2018 and the company has been growing rapidly in popularity. The small business in Southeast Ohio will construct a new building, invest in a commercial roaster, and build a commercial kitchen for food production. The new operation will enable the company to supply business customers such as restaurants, groceries, and other coffee shops in multiple states.
In 2020, 16 businesses were able to grow and create 90 jobs with support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant
The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant supported the growth of 16 companies in Southwest Ohio, which created 90 jobs and retained 317 existing jobs. The grant provides financial support for projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
The investment will add new jobs and give the company additional opportunities to grow its business
Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Southeast Ohio, Petland, Inc. is a global leader in the pet retail industry. Petland plans to expand their footprint in in several different locations. With the support of a JobsOhio Grant, the investment will add new jobs and give the company additional opportunities to expand its business.
JobsOhio Inclusion Grant helps business bring internet access to more users in a largely underserved area of Ohio
Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc is a last-mile internet service provider that brings high-speed internet access to rural Ohio. With the help of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, the company can expand its operations to provide high-speed internet to more residential and business customers in southern Ohio.
Grant program supports distressed and underrepresented communities and businesses
Seven companies within Northwest Ohio’s Allen County announced expansions made possible with the assistance of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. The grant provides financial support for projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
The investment will service the company’s growing business on the east coast of the USA
Golden Protective Services sells and distributes gloves and other hygiene products primarily to restaurants, grocers and convenience store chains. The company will be able to move to a larger facility and purchase machinery with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.
Funding will support the purchase a new CNC machine as well as other machinery and equipment upgrades over the next several years
OCECO, a fabricator of high-quality safety equipment for flammable liquid storage and wastewater gas disposal systems, will make upgrades to its machinery and equipment over that will support increased sales and employment with the help of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.
Funding will support the company in building a new food processing facility
Circle M Farms Feed & Supply plans to construct a new food processing facility with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG). The JOIG is open to businesses located within distressed areas in Ohio or businesses with majority owners who are veterans, disabled or an underrepresented race or gender.
Funding helps company acquire new machinery and equipment
While many small businesses across the nation have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the female-owned Patter Fam Sauces has experienced ongoing growth. Support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will allow the company to meet increased demand for its homemade products and services.