Information and links to community organizations and resources.
Small Business Counseling
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourism in Licking County
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.