Business & Training Resources

Business Resources

Business Resources

The New Bremen economic development office receives local, regional and State information that may be beneficial content and/or valuable resources for our local businesses.  This webpage has been created to provide a location for local businesses to refer to, as needed.  The information will be updated on a monthly basis.

GrowNow — Growing Small Business. Now.

Small business owners can receive up to a 3% interest rate reduction on new or existing loans ups to $400,000 for two years, with the opportunity for renewal.  Participating businesses must commit to creating or retaining jobs in the State of Ohio.  This program promotes economic development by supporting small businesses and encouraging job creation and business expansion. This program is offered through the Office of the Ohio Treasurer. 
For more information about the GrowNow program check out this weblink and this informational brochure.

ReEnergize Ohio — Reducing the Cost of Business

Small businesses looking to expand operations or renovate their existing building may qualify for loans with a four-year interest rate reduction of up to 3%, with a program cap of $550,000.  Qualified entities may also use the loan for upgrading and adding equipment, or installing energy-saving products and systems.  This program helps to revitalize business areas across Ohio.  This program is available through the Office of the Ohio Treasurer.
For more information about the ReEnergize Ohio program check out this weblink and this informational brochure.

Ag-LINK — Agricultural Linked Deposit Program

An annual program that allows eligible farm operators and agribusiness owners to receive up to a 3% interest rate reduction on operating loans of $150,000 or less.  Ag-LINK helps offset the impact of upfront costs for feed, seed, fertilizer, fuel, and inventory.  This program is available through the Office of Ohio Treasurer.
For more information about the Ag-LINK program check out this weblink this informational brochure.

Businesses seeking information related to the COVID-19 response can take advantage of the below resources.

OMA’s COVID-19 Resource Page — The Ohio Manufacturing Association created a webpage resource to share relevant content of challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The OMA is in regular contact with state officials, as well as counterparts at the National Association of Manufacturers, regarding the response to COVID-19. A wealth of information can be found on this website.

OSHA Publications

OSHA has published additional FAQs and answers regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus.

OSHA Safety Tips — On OSHA’s homepage, 200 COVID-19 tips covering issues such as use of PPE, training employees on safety protocols and assigning workshifts.

Rural Energy for American Program (REAP)
Twice a year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to businesses located within rural areas. The next round of applications for the Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) grants of $20,000 or less are due on October 31, 2022.

Applications for unrestricted grants and/or loans are due by March 31, 2023.

REAP Fact Sheet

Assistance with the application process is available through our account director at AMP.

Training Resources

Training Resources

Here you will find available training resources for your business needs.

Rhodes State College offers the Supervisor Leadership Series.

The cost for each session is $150.  All sessions are held on Wednesdays, 8:00 am to 12 noon. The 2022-23 topics and dates are as follows:
— Engaging the Heart and Mind – September 21 or September 28, 2022
— Communicating Performance – October 12 or October 19, 2022
— Performance Management: Principles and Practices – November 9 or November 16, 2022
— Balancing Priorities – January 18 or January 25, 2023
— Stepping up to Supervision – February 15 or February 22, 2023
— Dealing with Conflict and Confrontation – March 22 or March 29, 2023
— Creating WOW!!! Managing Internal Customers to Create End-user Value – April 19 or April 26, 2023
— Asserting Your Ideas – May 10 or May 17, 2023



NOTE: Seating is currently limited due to social distancing guidelines. Refreshments will not be provided. Attendees may bring bottled water. All attendees must have temperatures taken at the entrance of the James Countryman Building, where these sessions are held.

Register for your session as soon as possible to better assure your desired topic and date. To register, click on this link.  If you have difficulties with this link, please contact:
— Rhodes State College via phone 567-204-0032 or email Doug Durliat

TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.  Many of these trainings can be completed online!
These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.

FAQs, how to get started and how to apply, can be found at

Upcoming 2023 application periods:

  • May 1 – 31, 2023
  • July 3 – 31, 2023
  • September 1 – 29, 2023
  • November 1 – 30, 2023
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