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About Portage Development Board
The Portage Development Board (PDB) is a 501 (C)(3) private non-profit founded in 2011 that provides valuable assistance to local industries, builders, industrial realtors and communities throughout Portage County, working to maintain and improve the economic base in Portage County. Our mission is to help businesses locate their enterprises in Portage County, stay rooted here as part of our thriving business community and successfully grow their company.
Our board of directors and 12-member executive committee work to build consensus between the private and public sectors and help cultivate a high-quality workforce for businesses. Additionally, we provide the local business community with legal and financial resources to help them tackle challenges they face and succeed in their industry.
How we help
- Coordinating economic development activities that encourage business retention, expansion and attraction
- Assisting business and educational institutions in cultivating a qualified workforce
- Sustaining mutually beneficial relationships with private and public sector collaborators to improve the quality of life and business
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The Portage Advantage
Portage County is a great place for businesses and entrepreneurs to locate, build and grow their organizations. Centrally located near major cities both within Ohio and outside its borders, the county is thriving, with a population of more than 161,000 – an increase of nearly 30 percent over the last five decades – and more than 2,500 businesses that call it home.
Our top employers span both the public and private sectors, offering a wealth of employment opportunities and chances for collaboration. A deep, diverse collection of tools and resources are available to help companies and organizations of all sizes thrive in every stage of their journey.
Helping you launch your business, reduce your costs, expand your markets, and to transition your business with succession assistance
Grow your organization with the financial resources you need
Help with finding the perfect location to build or expand
Find new employees, train your team and keep your workforce safe
Portage Development Board continues to have a major impact on the Portage County business scene, creating a climate where companies of all sizes can succeed. We’ve helped companies launch dozens of new projects, create or retain thousands of jobs and create or retain hundreds of millions of dollars in payroll. Our impact goes beyond numbers, but these stats help put our impact in focus.
New & Retained Payroll
New Jobs Created
Who calls Portage County home?
News & Updates
Aurora Plastics, LLC Receives Tax Abatement Approval for Expansion in Streetsboro A Streetsboro manufacturer has received a tax abatement to expand its operations in the city. Aurora Plastics, located in the Interstate Commerce Industrial Park at 9280 Jefferson...
One-million-square-foot, $70 million building eyed near Ohio Turnpike in Shalersville Diane Smith Record-Courier A 1-million square foot, $70 million speculative building is planned near the Ohio Turnpike in Shalersville that is expected to bring 375 jobs with...