Village of Middlefield - Information Roundup
Small Business Safety Toolkit - FREE

The Village of Middlefield along with JobsOhio and TeamNEO will be distributing PPE Safety Toolkits to help small businesses to be equipped to stay protected and operate safely within the State's guidelines.

The PPE Safety Toolkits Contain:
100 3-ply masks; 10 KN-95 masks; and 24oz of hand sanitizer.

Small Businesses with under 100 employees are eligible to participate. To reserve your Safety Toolkit please email Leslie Gambosi-McCoy at or call the office at 440.632.3540. Only one kit can be requested in order to serve as many companies as possible.

We Need Your Input!
The Village of Middlefield is embarking on a public engagement process to gather community input for the development of a Transportation Improvement Plan through a grant from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. The Plan will assess existing vehicular, buggy, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure throughout the Village and propose improvements that increase connectivity and safety. The Plan will also create an implementation strategy to fund/construct improvements over the next 5 to 10 years. The Village is encouraging residents/business owners to shape the future of the area by participating in this survey. Please complete the survey below and look for notifications of future public meetings on the Village’s website and social media accounts. Thank You!

Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion Visits are Ongoing.

Did you know that the primary purpose of the Middlefield Economic Business Retention & Expansion Visit is to identify actionable issues that can be addressed by the department and area partners to assist your business in retention and growth?

The visit is focused on identifying specific priorities for action based on each individual discussion. Examples of discussion outcomes include: Providing technical training for new employees; Providing management seminars for employers; Helping businesses to identify local sources of supplies and materials;Establishing better school/workplace relations and fit; & Retaining youth in the community through partnerships.

If you would like to learn more or participate in a visit, please email Leslie McCoy HERE for a date and time that is convenient for you. Meetings are be held by phone or video conference at this time.
Fire Department receives ISO Class 2 Rating.
Property owners are encouraged to contact their insurance agents after September 1, 2020 to determine what impact the improved grade may have on their fire insurance premiums.
Any questions can be directed to Chief William Reed at , or Captain Tony Yeropoli at .
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

This p rogram provides a variety of management assistance to existing and startup businesses. This is mainly accomplished through trainings, seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions. These services are offered at little or no cost to the client.

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:   

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    with any questions.     

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