U.S. Commercial Service – Resources for Going Global

Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.

1) Event: IncoTerms 2010 Seminar in Pittsburgh

2) Webinar: Logistics, Incoterms and FTAs considerations when Exporting to Mexico
3) Event: Futurallia Kansas City 2011
4) Event: Asia Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference
5) Commercial News USA Offers Free Arabic Translation and 2-for-1 Special
6) Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499

If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html

Event: IncoTerms 2010 Seminar in Pittsburgh
Venue:
Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA
Dates: March 10, 2011 and March 11, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pittsburgh/incoterm.html

IncoTerms, the standardized trade terms commonly used in international sales contracts, are updated every 10 years by the United States Council for International Business. The revisions to IncoTerms 2000 came into enforcement in January 2011. This seminar is to get up to date on IncoTerms 2010. Topics include: Overview of Incoterms® rules, the revision process, useful definitions, role in sales/purchasing contracts, hurdles and contracts, an American perspective, Incoterm-by-Incoterm analysis, and relation to payment terms. For more information, please contact Erin.McBride-Lovas@trade.gov or Erin.McBride-Lovas@trade.gov.

Webinar: Logistics, Incoterms and FTAs considerations when Exporting to Mexico
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: March 17, 2011; 11:00AM-12:15PM EST
Cost: $40 per company
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2D

Mexico is the United States’ 3rd largest trade partner and 2nd largest export market for U.S. products. Learn from experienced exporters, Commercial officials, and others experts about the logistics involved when exporting to Mexico, the new Incoterms 2010 and how your company can benefit from the Free Trade Agreements in the Americas such as CAFTA-DR and NAFTA. This webinar is part of our Trade Winds 2011 Webinar Series focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the western hemisphere region. For more information please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Event: Futurallia Kansas City 2011
Venue:
Kansas City, Missouri
Date: May 18-20, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/kansascity/futurallia2011.html

In its 20th year, Futurallia KC 2011 will allow small to medium exporters to select up to 16 one-on-one meetings in two days with companies of their choice. This is not a conference, but a disciplined event for the sole purpose of matching small to medium exporters and entrepreneurs from all over the world in one place to develop international business relationships and export opportunities. The U.S. Commercial Service will assist U.S. companies in the Expert Village with questions on exporting to particular countries.

Event: Asia Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference
Venue:
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Date: March 28-29, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pacificsouth/apbo.html

The APBO conference, hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with the support of the U.S. Commercial Service, is the longest-running, most successful regional conference focusing specifically on Asian markets. It is a rare opportunity for U.S. exporters to meet with thirteen senior commercial officers (SCOs) from throughout the Asia Pacific region and from India at one venue. The SCOs from American embassies, consulates and institutes in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will speak in small group workshops and be available for private one-on-one consultations with APBO participants. Space is limited so sign up today.

Commercial News USA Offers Free Arabic Translation and 2-for-1 Special
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an inexpensive way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can take advantage of a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. This does not include Showcase section). Moreover, advertises in the May-June issue will receive a free listing ad online in Arabic. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter-million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or email advertise@thinkglobal.us.

Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can advertise in the USA Product Showcase section of the magazine for just $499. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or email advertise@thinkglobal.us.
The U.S. Commercial Service – Your Global Business Partner. With offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global Network and international resources to connect U.S companies with international buyers worldwide. If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html .

SBA business update – part 4 (Affordable Care Act)

SBAI received this information from the SBA via a friend (Sam Beloff with the SBDC) regarding SBA’s help for small businesses on how to provide health insurance coverage to employees.  I thought it was good info, so I want to pass it on to you.

SUBJECT: One Page Form for Health Care Tax Credit for Small Businesses

December 2, 2010

Dear Small Business Owner,

As I’ve traveled the country this year, I have heard from many of you who are looking forward to the new tax credits, health insurance exchanges, and other tools that will help you provide health insurance coverage to your employees as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

The most immediate benefit of the new law is a tax credit that will help America’s smallest employers and nonprofit organizations (less than 25 full-time equivalent employees with average annual wages below $50,000) who have been hit hardest by premium increases in recent years.  Today, I’m pleased to announce that the Administration is releasing a one-page form and instructions (available at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=231928,00.html?portlet=7) on how to claim this credit for the 2010 tax year.   In addition, new guidance released today answers questions that many of you have asked related to: your current contribution arrangements, eligibility for certain religious institutions, and participation by multiemployer health and welfare plans. In each case, the Administration has worked to ensure that a broad range of small businesses can qualify.

These credits are available for tax years 2010 through 2013 and for any two years after that.  Through 2013, the maximum tax credit is 35 percent of premiums paid by small employers and 25 percent for eligible tax-exempt organizations.  Beginning in 2014, those levels increase to 50 percent and 35 percent, respectively.  Importantly, these credits are just one of many benefits in the Affordable Care Act.  Most notably, in 2014, firms with up to 100 workers will be able to pool their buying power and reduce their administrative costs by purchasing coverage through a health insurance exchange.

Finally, the new law strengthens America’s entrepreneurial spirit, overall.  For example, it outlaws discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, giving more Americans the ability to break out of “job lock” and start their own companies.  The new law also prohibits insurance companies from dramatically increasing premiums for a small business just because one worker gets sick.

Overall, the Affordable Care Act is a critical tool that will help millions of small business owners provide health insurance to people who you often consider to be members of your extended family – your employees.  As a nation, we owe you nothing less as you work to grow, create jobs, and lead us toward full economic recovery.

Warm regards,

Karen Mills

SBA Administrator

>> Main SBA website

SBA business update – part 3 (free webchats)

SBASBA Webchats

Many people don’t know that the SBA has experts on various small business topics make themselves available to talk and answer questions on the internet.  The next one is tomorrow and deals with how to reduce taxes for small business.  In addition, the transcripts of previous sessions are kept online.  Here the most recent:

Cash Flow Management” – 9/30/2010 – Julie Brander, Past Chapter Chair, SCORE New Haven
Health Care and Small Business” – 8/12/2010 – John Tuzynski, Chief of Employment Tax, IRS
Disaster Preparedness for Business Owners: An Inside View” – 6/24/2010 – Genma Holmes, Small Business Owner, Holmes Pest Control
Small Business Start-Up — Ask the Expert” – 4/22/2010 – Barry McKinley, SCORE Counselor
Orange County Chapter 114
Contracting Opportunities & Surety Bonds“- 3/4/2010 – Karen Hontz, Director of Government Contracting; Pam Swilling, Program Review Analyst, Office of Surety Guarantees at the U. S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Exports & Access to Credit” – 1/28/2010 – Richard Ginsburg and Patrick Tunison, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

Tomorrow’s Webchat – Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

SBA’s Web Chat to Focus on Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET

WASHINGTON – It is not too late for business owners to reduce their 2010 tax bills and plan ahead for 2011.  The U.S. Small Business Administration’s December web chat will focus on tax preparation for small business owners.  Participants can get useful year-end tax tips and information, and learn more about tax deductions and credits that can help to reduce their taxes.

WHO: Edward S. Karl, vice president of Taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will host the December web chat on “Year-end Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners.”  Chat participants can get valuable information on how to prepare now with useful tax savings tips and mistakes to avoid.  Karl will answer questions on how to get the most out of year-end tax planning.

WHAT:           SBA’s web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.  Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session.

WHEN:           December 9, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Karl will answer questions for one hour.

HOW: Participants can join the live web chat by going online to www.sba.gov, and clicking “Online Business Chat.”  Web chat participants may also post questions before the December 9th chat by visiting http://web.sba.gov/livemeeting/chat.

To review archives of past web chats, visit online at http://www.sba.gov/tools/monthlywebchat/index.html.

Upcoming export events and seminars

I received this information this morning from the U.S. Commercial Service and wanted to pass it along to the businesses in the area…

Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.

1) Webinar Series: Trade Winds 2011: “Mexico and The Americas”
2) Webinar: Explore your export opportunities in Central America
3) Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls

4) Event: Trade Winds Forum – Mexico and the Americas
5) Event: Boost Your Sales by Connecting with Spanish Investors – ServiceSolutionsUSA

6) Commercial News USA Offers Free Portuguese Translation and 2-for-1 Special
7) Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499

If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html

Webinar Series: Trade Winds 2011: “Mexico and The Americas”
Venue: Your Computer
Dates: December 17, 2010 and January 17; February 17; March 17, 2011
Time: 11:00AM-12:15PM EST
Cost: $150 per company
Learn more: http://www.buyusa.gov/westvirginia/twws.html
Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2J

The Americas region is one of the fastest growing economic partners of the United States and many experts foresee this growth to continue over the next few years. U.S. businesses need to be prepared to take advantage of the benefits this growth is creating. This webinar series is a must-take opportunity for new and experienced exporters to gain knowledge of the export opportunities, financing options and best prospects in The Americas region as well as to understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions and technological capabilities of potential partners. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Webinar: Explore your export opportunities in Central America
Venue:
Your Computer

Date: December 17, 2010
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm EST
Cost: $40 per company
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2G

Central America is the 17th largest market worldwide for U.S. exports. The region enjoys relative stability, growing economies, proximity to the U.S., and adequate port infrastructure, all of which make these markets attractive for U.S. exports. Learn from key contacts at the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in the Region about the export opportunities, challenges and market entry strategies for U.S. firms in Central America markets. Also, participants will get details on our official U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission and business conference – Trade Winds Forum 2011 – The Americas. This webinar is part of our Trade Winds 2011 Webinar Series focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the western hemisphere region. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue: San Diego, California
Date: March 24 and 25, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/sandiego

This two-day program is led by Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. The focus will be on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. For more information, please contact valerie.paz@trade.gov or kathy.l.kelly@trade.gov

Event: Trade Winds Forum – Mexico and the Americas
Venue:
Mexico City, Mexico

Date: April 6-12, 2011
Learn more/register: https://www.buyusa.gov/northcarolina/tradewindsmexico.html

As an official U.S. Department of Commerce conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum is your company’s connection to business opportunities in Mexico and the Americas. The Trade Winds Forum is the first step to tap into this $238 billion regional export market. Participating companies will enjoy: Admission to all conference sessions offering market intelligence and entry strategies; Customized business-to-business meetings with pre-screened companies in Mexico’s most industrialized cities – – Mexico City, Guadalajara & Monterrey; and Pre-arranged consultations with Commercial Attaché’s from across North, Central and South America. For more information, please contact Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov

Event: Boost Your Sales by Connecting with Spanish Investors – ServiceSolutionsUSA
Venue: Online Directory for U.S. Service Firms and Economic Development Agencies
Date: Your firm featured online and at Invest in America events in Spain and the U.S.
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/spain/en/usserviceinitiative.html

Spanish investment in the U.S. soared from $14 billion to $43 billion in just three years through 2009, making it the 10th largest investor country in the U.S. The online ServiceSolutionsUSA directory promotes the services of U.S.-based firms and economic development agencies to investors in Spain. This directory gives U.S. companies access and exposure to Spanish clients who seek US expertise in accounting, branding, banking, consulting, global logistics, trade finance, insurance, legal, regulatory, site selection, and other needs. The year-long basic membership fee is waived for companies that join before December 1, 2010. Key Spanish partners supporting this initiative include the Spanish government’s Institute of Foreign Trade, the Spanish Bio-tech Association, the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain – the largest business association in the country, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain.

Commercial News USA Offers Free Portuguese Translation and 2-for-1 Special
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an inexpensive way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can take advantage of a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. This does not include Showcase section). Moreover, you will receive a free listing ad in a Portuguese language special insert in the May-June 2011 issue. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist; call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us.

Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can advertise in the USA Product Showcase section of the magazine for just $499. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist; or call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us.

The U.S. Commercial Service – Your Global Business Partner. With offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global Network and international resources to connect U.S companies with international buyers worldwide. If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html .

Clark County receives FTZ designation

I received exciting news this morning from Angie Atwood at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority for Clark County and all its businesses.  I will be doing a couple of posts on the benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and how it can help businesses save money and time.  We will also look to set up an event for our business community.

Good Monday morning,

On Friday the FTZ Board approved our Alternative Site Framework application!  Your county is now part of FTZ 138’s service area.  This means that any company in your county can receive FTZ designation within 30 days.

Now we would like to get the word out by making presentations in your area.  This could be a meeting set up for invited area companies either by individual county or multiple counties could team up.  We would also welcome making presentations to groups like the chamber, port authority, rotary, etc.  I will defer to you as the expert in your county about how best to proceed.

CRAA is here to support your economic development efforts by making the FTZ available as another tool to retain and attract businesses.

I look forward to working with you to bring the zone to companies in your county.

Angie Atwood

FTZ Marketing Coordinator

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

7161 Second Street

Columbus, OH 43217

614-409-3622

>> Copy of the official approval

>> Homepage of the FTZ #138

Funding in Ohio to support small business lending

Governor, Patt-McDaniel, U.S. Treasury Announce Funding for Ohio to Support $551 Million in Small Business Lending, Creating New Jobs

State Small Business Credit Initiative Critical Component of Small Business Jobs Act President Barack Obama Signed into Law Last Week; Funds Will Help Local Entrepreneurs Expand Their Businesses, Putting More Ohioans Back to Work

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the allocation of State Small Business Credit Initiative funding for Ohio. The Funds will support $551 million in new small business lending in Ohio through innovative local programs that help entrepreneurs expand their businesses and create new jobs, and are a critical component of the Small Business Jobs Act President Barack Obama signed into law last week to help unlock credit and provide targeted tax cuts for small businesses.

“Small businesses account for more than two-thirds of all jobs in Ohio and more than anything else, what I hear from small business owners is that the greatest impediment to creating jobs is access to capital,” said Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. “We fought hard for federal passage of the Small Business Credit Initiative, and I want to thank the members of Ohio’s delegation, and particularly Senator Sherrod Brown, for their work in support of this legislation. Ohio’s share of the funds will support programs that will help Ohio’s small businesses expand and thrive, particularly manufacturers, those in the auto supply chain and minority businesses.”

“Innovative local initiatives that support small business lending are under extraordinary pressure because of state budget difficulties,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “These funds will provide vital support to successful state-level programs that help local entrepreneurs obtain the credit they need to put more Americans back to work. President Obama fought hard for the Small Business Jobs Act because it will help ensure that small businesses continue to strengthen our nation’s recovery and serve as critical engines for job creation.”

Under the State Small Business Credit Initiative, states are offered the opportunity to apply for federal funds for programs that partner with private lenders to extend greater credit to small businesses. States are required to demonstrate a minimum “bang for the buck” of $10 in new private lending for every $1 in federal funding. Accordingly, the $55.1 million funding commitment that the federal government will make in Ohio for this program is expected to support $551 million in additional private lending. Nationwide, the program is expected to support $15 billion in additional private lending.

“We are excited to use the more than $55 million in additional resources to reinforce and support the work we are already doing here in Ohio,” Patt-McDaniel said. “Small businesses are critical to Ohio’s economy and we will continue to support our entrepreneurs as they hire new employees and grow their businesses.”
The State Small Business Credit Initiative allows states to build upon existing, successful state-level small business lending programs, including examples such as collateral support programs, Capital Access Programs (CAPs), and loan guarantee programs.

  • Collateral Support Programs for Small Manufacturers: Collateral support programs help viable businesses that are struggling to get credit because the value of the collateral they hold has fallen, often due to the decline in commercial real estate values. These programs – which set aside funds to augment collateral the borrower already holds – provide banks greater confidence in extending credit to these borrowers, particularly in some of the communities hardest hit by the economic downturn.
  • Capital Access Programs (CAPs): CAPs, which are already up and running in more than 20 states, are loan portfolio insurance programs in which states provide a matching contribution to bank loan loss reserves when lenders extend credit to qualified small businesses. These reserve enhancements allow lenders to expand credit to new borrowers at a time when many of these lenders might otherwise pull back.
  • Loan Guarantee Programs: Under loan guarantee programs, states provide partial guarantees on certain small business loans to give lenders greater confidence to extend credit.

If a state does not have an existing small business lending program, officials can establish one in order to access this funding. States must provide plans for utilizing their funding allocations to U.S. Treasury for review and approval.

The amount of SSBCI funds a state is eligible to apply for is determined based upon formulas in the Small Business Jobs Act that take into account each state’s respective unemployment rate and decline in employment relative to other states.

In addition to the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Small Business Jobs Act includes a number of important provisions to support small business job creation. The Act includes eight new small business tax cuts that went into effect immediately upon becoming law last week; creates a $30 billion Small Business Lending Fund to help small and community banks provide new loans to small businesses; extends and expands existing Small Business Administration loan programs; and delivers other important benefits for small businesses.

>> Ohio Department of Development website

>>For more information on the Small Business Jobs Act, please visit link.

>> Governor Ted Strickland website

ODOD announces new program to help small businesses gain capital

To Help Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital, Ohio Offers New Online Lending ‘Match’ Service

Public-Private Partnership Aimed at Helping Retain and Grow Small Businesses

Small businesses in Ohio have a new connection that enables them to easily apply for loans from several lenders simultaneously through a joint effort between the Ohio Department of Development, the Treasurer of State, the State’s Small Business Assistance Centers, and a number of participating financial institutions.

The new program, the Ohio Business Lending Clearinghouse, is being announced today at events in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.

“One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses today is finding capital to grow their companies,” said Lisa Patt-McDaniel, Director of the Ohio Department of Development.  “Our goal is to help connect business with Ohio lenders who are interested in extending loans to qualified businesses. We also want to help steer small businesses toward resources in Ohio that can assist them with their business development plans. The Clearinghouse is a win for Ohio’s small business community and for lenders.”

“Knowing a financial institution’s business model and service footprint enables us to make connections more readily and can save small businesses valuable time and effort, while potentially bringing additional business to Ohio lenders,” said Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce. “Going through the Clearinghouse, a small business can determine quickly whether any of a number of participating lenders may be interested in talking with them about a loan.”

The process begins with a small business visiting OhioBLC.com and following three simple steps to answer questions about its loan request and its business.

Lenders participating in the program receive the business loan profile and evaluate it within 48 hours. Interested lenders will then contact the small business to further discuss the loan request.

However, the program doesn’t end there. If a small business is ineligible for loans from the participating lenders, it is referred to one of the state’s Small Business Assistance Centers. Those centers are equipped to counsel small businesses on development issues, such as business plans, and can direct small businesses to additional resources to help them succeed.

For more information on the program, visit www.OhioBLC.com or contact the Ohio Department of Development at (614) 728-6672.

About the Ohio Department of Development
Working with partners across business, state and local governments, academia, and the nonprofit sector, the Ohio Department of Development works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and targeted investments. Engaged every day in marketing, innovating, investing and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is necessary for success by providing financial, informational and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio’s future.

The mission of the Ohio Treasury is to protect and invest state funds, while providing innovative financial education and resources, empowering Ohioans to make smart money choices.

>> Press Release 10/7/10