The program will serve local businesses in Sandusky, Seneca, Ottawa, Erie and Huron counties.
FREMONT, Ohio — Local community colleges have been helping connect people to jobs for years. Now, Terra State Community College is also offering direct help to local small businesses.
The Fremont-based college has become one of the key figures in workforce development in northwest Ohio, helping potential employees receive training and certifications to fill job openings.
Now, with funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant program, a new business resource center has launched within the Kern Center at Terra State.
The goal is to help better serve existing small businesses, instead of focusing on start-ups or larger companies.
“The gap was: small businesses in the middle really didn’t have someplace to go if they had questions,” Terra State spokesperson Cory Stine said. “So our small business center will be able to address that with things like marketing assistance or end-of-year tax filings.”
Terra State’s business resource …