Columbus' commitment to safety
The Columbus community has been able to safety reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Small Business Webinar

Watch webinar here:

Partnership panel


Get in touch with our small business panelists:    

Quinten Harris
Deputy Director for Jobs and Economic Development, City of Columbus  

Douglas Craven
Director of Development & Marketing, ECDI 

Megumi Robinson
Senior Director, Belle Communication 
View her slides here.

Related Resources
Additional contacts at the City of Columbus:  

Henry A. Golatt
Manager, Office of Small Business and Entrepreneur Development 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Columbus District Office 
65 E. State St., Ste 1350, Columbus, OH 43215 
Phone: 614-427-0407 

Thanks again to our partners at ECDI! 

ECDI invests, educates, and innovates by connecting its one-stop-shop business model to all entrepreneurs, regardless of what business stage they’re in. ECDI provides small business loans ranging from $750 to $350,000 and works with clients to meet their specific needs.  

ECDI is committed to helping Ohio small businesses survive COVID-19. They are offering two-month automatic deferments on loan payments and launching a new Recovery Loan Program for small businesses that have been adversely impacted. For additional support, they are providing business coaching via video conferencing and connecting clients to industry-specific professionals for pro-bono consultations during this challenging time. For more information about its COVID-19 response and available resources, please visit For specific information regarding the recovery loan, please direct inquiries to