Economic Development Information Roundup
Fast Track 50 awards
Know a Middlefield Village Business that went above and beyond to meet important needs in their community during the novel coronavirus pandemic? Nominations are being accepted until June 19 for this new accolade and the traditional Fast Track 50.

The Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 honors companies and individuals in Lake and Geauga counties who have shown growth and change to contribute to business success.

Civil disorders and insurance
Is property damage caused by riot, civil commotion and vandalism covered by standard insurance policies?
Find out what to ask your insurance agent from this article written by the Insurance Information Institute HERE
MAGNET Webinar Registrations

Topic: Recovery Post Covid19 Series: Part 3
Description: Smart and Responsible B2B Sales and Marketing in a COVID-19 World: Tips and Suggestions for Ramping Up Your Business Development Activities & Navigating OSHA Expectations
Time: Jun 9, 2020 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE
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TOPIC: Recovery Post Covid19 Series: Part 4
Description: Machine Monitoring & Uptime (IIOT) Installation: Assessment, hardware & software, bundled consulting, results & ROI & Stay Vigilant: OSHA Enforcement in the COVID-19 Workplace.
Time: Jun 23, 2020 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES



Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program   
The Ohio Development Services Agency (“Development”) will accept applications for the purpose of providing grants to manufacturers and other entities to assist in retooling existing facilities through purchasing necessary equipment to manufacture critically needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for use in Ohio or reshoring PPE production to Ohio. These grants will allow small manufacturers and other entities an opportunity to create new business while contributing to the fight against COVID-19. For more information visit:   https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_ppe-rrgpg.htm   

Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
Many Ohio small, minority- and women-owned businesses have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding to help these companies through the current crisis and set them up for the future.  
o    To be eligible, businesses must have been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise or woman-owned EDGE-certified business as of Feb. 29, 2020; have 10 or fewer employees and up to $500,000 in annual revenue; and have not received funding under the federal CARES Act.  
o    To qualify, businesses must be current on all taxes and private or public loans. Grants will be awarded on first-come, first-served basis.  
o    Click here to apply .  

The Village of Middlefield is here to help you. Please visit our website for up to date information and feel free to contact us at     lgambosi@middlefieldohio.com    with any questions.     
Sincerely,

Leslie Gambosi-McCoy
Village Administrator/Economic Development Director
Village of Middlefield, Ohio
440-632-3540