Small Business Development
To help create economic opportunities, BBC provides technical assistance to small businesses in the neighborhoods it serves. Staff works with commercial property owners, businesses, industries and institutions in order to assist them in the specific areas of business creation, expansion, retention and/or relocation to Central and Kinsman neighborhoods.
Providing this assistance will help stabilize targeted commercial and retail districts and industrial zones and will increase the level and type of goods and services provided to area residents. BBC serves as a city liaison to assist in meeting city regulations such as zoning, variance, or use issues; identifying needs; identifying, referring, and securing financing assistance and loan packaging; and providing general education and referral to property owners and merchants regarding all available business assistance programs.
If you are a Central or Kinsman neighborhood business owner seeking technical assistance, please call BBC at (216) 341-1455.