Financial Resources

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.

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

Financial Resources

Applicants may qualify for funding from the following resources:

Citizens National Bank
601 E. Second Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Farmer’s & Merchants State Bank
1175 Hotel Drive
Defiance, OH43512

Fifth Third Bank
702 North Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

First Federal Bank of the Midwest
601 Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Huntington Bank
405 West Third Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Key Bank
414 Second Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Midwest Community Federal Credit Union
08770 St. Rt. 66
Defiance, Ohio 43512
41 9-783-6500

Sherwood State Bank
400 West Third Street
Defiance, OH 43512
41 9-782-0088

State Bank
401 Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Woodforest National Bank
1804 N Clinton
Defiance, Ohio 435'12



Government Resources

Special funding and resources are occasionally available.

City of Defiance—City Administrator
City of Defiance Offices
631 Perry Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Maumee Valley Planning Organization
1300 East Second Street
Defiance, OH 43512