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BusinessUSA – Created in October 2011 by the federal government, BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. BusinessUSA implements a "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help.

CE3's Ohio Energy Supply Chain Project - The Ohio Energy Supply Chain Project is working to connect Ohio's energy industries to resources and opportunities that strengthen the energy supply chains growing right here in Ohio. Highlight your company's manufacturing, supply and service capabilities by registering into CE3's wind, solar, shale or general energy supply chain databases. Then use the online supply chain maps to find the connections you need to grow your business – and help others find you. Click here to find more information about the Supply Chain Project.

National Business Incubator Association - The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, it provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.

NorTech - NorTech is a regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving 21 counties in northeast Ohio. As a catalyst for growing northeast Ohio's emerging technology industries, NorTech is leading efforts to develop regional innovation clusters that create jobs, attract capital and have a long-term, positive economic impact.

Ohio Development Services Agency Advanced Energy and Efficiency Programs - The Ohio Development Services Agency works to grow the economy of the state by connecting companies and communities to financial and technical resources, increase efficiency and deploy advanced energy technologies. Businesses can access program information to improve their energy efficiency or deploy renewable sources.

Ohio Small Business Development Centers – SBDC is the premier technical assistance program for Ohio's small businesses. The network is provided through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration and selected Ohio chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, and economic development agencies.

OSU South Centers - The Centers enhance southern Ohio by assisting people with informed decision-making through responsive research, education, entrepreneurial application and collaborative partnerships.

TechColumbus - TechColumbus accelerates business growth, job creation, and prosperity in the 15-county region of Central Ohio. TechColumbus runs a world-class technology business incubator and works with entrepreneurs and investors to develop and launch technology start-up companies, as well as grow young companies that will provide the jobs of tomorrow.

TechGROWTH Ohio - The mission of TechGROWTH Ohio is to significantly increase revenue growth and capital investments in technology-based businesses within the 20-county region of southeast Ohio. TechGROWTH delivers intensive operational assistance through "Executives in Residence" who validate opportunities and prepare companies for investment. In addition, TechGROWTH provides small, competitive "Growth Grants" to qualifying companies to overcome targeted commercialization obstacles, pre-seed investments providing "first-in" funding for technology startups, and access to a regional network of angel investors for "follow-on" capital needs as well as access to venture capital markets to fund the "scale up" of production, sales, and marketing.

Implementing Industrial Energy Efficiency and Energy Best Practices

CE3 Case Studies – CE3 works to highlight the interesting and innovative energy projects and programs occurring across Ohio, especially in the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.

Alliance to Save Energy’s 2012 Industrial Energy Efficiency Forum - The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. The Alliance encourages business, government, environmental and consumer leaders to use energy efficiency as a means to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions report “Business of Innovating: Bringing Low-Carbon Solutions to Market” - Leading companies are already bringing low-carbon innovations to a wide range of markets, offering valuable lessons for others facing similar opportunities and uncertainties. This report documents the challenges and best practices of these companies, distilling insights for other businesses pursuing low-carbon innovation strategies.

Compendium of Best Practices
: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States - The Compendium of Best Practices gives concrete examples of how state and local governments in the United States are successfully promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. It is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets.

From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency - The report was developed over nearly two years of effort, including a detailed survey of the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) members and other leading companies, in-depth case studies of six companies, a series of workshops on key energy efficiency topics, broader research in the corporate energy field, and development of a full-featured Web portal to provide a platform for highlighting and updating key findings from the project as well as providing tools, resources, and other important information.

EERE Financing

Energy and Efficiency Business Startup Guide - In Appendix B of CE3’s Energy and Efficiency Business Startup Guide, there is a summary of available incentives, programs and technical resources available to Ohio businesses. Contact CE3 for more information about the programs for which your business may be specifically eligible.

Wall Street Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Covering a range of renewable and clean energy technologies, REFF is a conference with leading industry experts discussing topics such as project financing, venture capital, renewable power generation, emerging commercial technologies, and equity financing.

EERE Industry News and Data

Energy Industry Projections for Appalachian Ohio: An Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cluster Analysis – A report by the Ohio University Voinovich School, the report analyzes trends in energy industries across the state and in Appalachian Ohio counties. The full energy industry is then broken down by an energy subcluster that represents EERE industries.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Open PV Project
- The Open PV Project is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a comprehensive database of photovoltaic (PV) installation data for the United States. Data for the project are voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including utilities, installers, and the general public. The data collected is actively maintained by the contributors and are always changing to provide an evolving, up-to-date snapshot of the US solar power market.

Energy Efficiency News - Energy Efficiency News covers key trends and developments in energy efficiency through daily news updates, free newsletters, expert analysis and features, as well as a breakdown of global policy and white papers, a comprehensive directory, links to useful resources, and essential facts and figures.

The Ohio Environmental Council Weekly News Roundup – A weekly email compiled by the Columbus-based nonprofit organization with links to the hottest green industry news in Ohio related to wind, solar, energy efficiency, and green job listings and upcoming events.

Solar Energy International Newsletter – Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization to help others to use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance.

Wind Energy Smart Brief - News from the wind energy sector is summarized and linked to its original source in a one-stop-shop e-newsletter.