Business Resources

Business Resources

Main St., Sylvania

A Great Place to Do Business

You’ll find the City of Sylvania is a great place to do business and is more than willing to help make that happen.

William D. Sanford
Director of Economic Development
Suite 203
6730 Monroe Street
Sylvania OH 43560
P: 419-885-0482
F: 419-885-8927
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business Development Organizations

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce

5632 N. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-882-2135

Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation

5632 N. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-842-8108

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

One Maritime Plaza, Ste. 701
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P: 419-243-8251
F: 419-243-1835

Ohio Department of Development

Small Business Register
P: 614-466-2718, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-2718

A weekly listing of proposed agency rules and regulations affecting small businesses and organizations across Ohio.

Conference & Trade Show Facilities

Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center

7060 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-885-1167 Ext. 313

Financing Programs

City of Toledo & Lucas County

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
One Maritime Plaza, Ste. 701
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P: 419-243-8251

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has developed a national reputation for innovative business financing, assisting more than 225 economic development projects representing a total investment of more than $1.3 billion while helping to create and retain more than 13,000 jobs.

Financing options include:

  • Fixed Interest Rate Revenue Bonds
  • Off-Balance Sheet Transactions
  • Infrastructure Financing
  • Conduit Revenue Bonds
  • Ohio 166 Regional Loan Program
  • Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program
Ohio Department of Development

77 S. High St.
P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001

Ohio Business Gateway

Ohio Department of Taxation

Sales & Use Tax Division
P: 614-466-7351, 888-405-4039

  • Research & Development Sales Tax Exemption
  • Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
  • Warehouse Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
Ohio Treasurer of State

GrowNOW Interest Rate Reduction Program
P: 614-466-6546, 800-228-1102

U.S. SBA Loan Programs

Laws & Ordinances

A searchable database of the codified ordinances and regulations including those regarding doing business in Sylvania.
Find out more.

Air Service

From short-run connector flights and international cargo hub to private airfields and pilot training programs, you’ll find every kind of air transportation service within easy reach.

Toledo Express Airport

11013 Airport Hwy.
Swanton, Ohio 43558
P: 419.865.2351

Suburban Aviation

4383 Section Rd.
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
P: 734-856-6103

Toledo Metcalf Field

28313 Lemoyne Rd.
Millbury, Ohio 43447
P: 419-838-5981

Rail Service

Northwest Ohio is one of the top five rail hubs in the U.S., served by four major rail lines and assorted short-line carriers for service to distribution centers throughout states east of the Mississippi and into Canada.

Ohio has five Norfolk Southern rail cargo hubs – more than any other state. At several rail yards in Northwest Ohio, crews load auto parts and subassemblies, bulk and break-bulk cargo, completed vehicles, food products, petroleum products and more.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza
415 Emerald Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P: 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245)

Up to 100,000 passengers pass through Toledo’s Amtrak station each year, making it Ohio’s busiest passenger rail hub. Toledo is served by four trains daily to Chicago and destinations to the east: Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Renovated in 1996, this historic station serves as a modern intermodal train and bus terminal and office complex.

Port of Toledo

One Maritime Plaza, Ste. 701
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P: 419-243-8251, 866-888-7678

Just minutes from Sylvania, the Port of Toledo is the most cargo-diverse port on the Great Lakes, with nearly 7 miles of seaway draft waterfront and integrated access to rail, trucking and air transport modes.

Portage facilities are equipped to load/unload, handle and warehouse everything from bulk and break-bulk cargo to freight loaded or palletized in truck trailers or rail cars.

Ohio maintains one of the nation’s finest highway systems, with easy access to two vital transnational highways – I-75 and the Ohio Turnpike, I-80/90.

There are nearly 100 local freight carriers in Northwest Ohio alone, reflecting the area’s role as a major center for the trucking industry. Intermodal transportation and logistics are natural outgrowths of our area’s multi-faceted air, rail and seaport capabilities.

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