In observation of the Juneteenth holiday, City of Kettering administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19. Thank you.

Assistance for Opening a Business in Kettering

Kettering is a wonderful community to start a new business or grow your established organization.
Our Economic Development team is here to provide specialized, personal assistance and walk you through each step of the process to open a new business in Kettering.  Contact our Economic Development Manager to learn more about available properties to suit your business needs.
Once a potential location for a new business is selected, our Planning & Development Department can verify that the zoning of the property is correct for the type of business you wish to open. They will also help obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and assist you with the sign permit process.
Please call our Planning and Development Department to learn more – (937) 296-2441.

Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDC)

The City of Kettering encourages those interested in starting a small business to consult the resources and services available through Small Business Development Centers of Ohio.

Since 1985, the SBDC program has fostered a strong climate for small business growth with many local community partners including college and universities, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations. Visit the SBDC website to learn more.

SBDC’s statewide network offers a wide range of services including:

  • Business assessment valuation
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Financial projections development
  • Free one-on-one business counseling
  • Identifying sources of capital
  • Inventory control assessment
  • Market feasibility and research
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Strategic business planning
  • Workshops and training programs
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