Information and links to community organizations and resources.

Small Business Counseling

East Central Ohio SCORE

East Central Ohio SCORE assists people who own a small business and want to increase efficiency, value and growth of their business and those who are thinking of starting a business. SCORE’s local team of multi-disciplined and experienced business consultants are problem solvers helping business owners face today’s business challenges.

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Small Business Development Centers

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business. Each center is staffed with highly-trained, Certified Business Advisors® (CBA) to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with development and growth to increase sales and create jobs in their local communities.

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Ohio Means Jobs Licking County

A healthy, economically vibrant community requires a strong collaboration between business, education, and government. Licking County Job and Family Services (LCJFS) in conjunction with OhioMeansJobs | Licking County (formerly Opportunity Links) has developed an independent employment and training center. This is an excellent community resource for employers and job seekers, providing access to services from local and state economic and education partners in one convenient location.

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PROUD Magazine

A digital version of the Licking County PROUD 2022 magazine is available. There are also magazine copies available for businesses. If you would like a bundle of the magazines, please contact the Licking County Chamber by calling 740-345-9757 x. 4 to arrange for a pick up time.

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Economic Development

GROW Licking County

The mission of GROW Licking County CIC is to provide responsive and individualized economic development support that enables business to expand or locate in Licking County, Ohio. GROW Licking County serves as the community’s lead economic development organization – welcoming development, connecting resources and increasing opportunities. Learn More

Licking County Works

Learn more about the career and workforce training opportunities in Licking County. Learn More

Newark Development Partners

Newark Development Partners is a collaborative venture engaging the public and private sectors dedicated to incentivizing investments in Newark, Ohio in order to sustain economic development, create jobs and further improve the business, individual and residential living areas of our vibrant and attractive city. Learn More

Tourism in Licking County

Explore Licking County

It’s time to get out and explore. Explore Licking County is here to help the community and visitors find their way to a one of a kind Licking County experience.

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Licking Parks District

The Mission of the Licking Park District is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities and health and wellness activities.

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Additional Business Resources:

Workers Compensation

In Ohio every business with employees is required by law to obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Since Ohio is a monopolistic state all coverage is obtained through the Ohio BWC and rates are set by this State agency. Our program allows employers the ability to reduce their BWC rates by up to 53% through a group rating program, powered by Compensation Solutions Inc. Our Chamber members and affiliates save an average of $3,500 each year by participating in our program.

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Read the Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Click here to read the Guidelines to Group Rating/Retro Training. 


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NEWARK, OH 43058
PHONE 740.345.9757

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