Business Builder

Defiance - Economic Vitality - "Unlock the Possibilities"

Revitalizing a downtown or neighborhood commercial district requires focusing on the underlying Economic Vitality of the district. The work is rooted in harnessing local economic opportunity and creating a supportive business environment for small business owners and the scores of entrepreneurs, innovators.

The Ohio Secretary of State provides tools to guide you in starting a new business. For information to help build and grow your business visit To actually start and manage your business on line go to

At a local level the following information has been compiled to assist you: