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Business Resources

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


Helpful links to realtors in the area:

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.

Business Forms & Permits

For information on permits, forms to be filed and other requirements for doing business in the City of Sylvania, click here.

Conference & Trade Show Facilities

Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center

At Tam-O-Shanter
7060 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-885-1167 Ext. 313

Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center

At Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-824-3975

Wingate Hotel by Wyndham

5480 S. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-517-2000
F: 419-517-2001

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

State of Ohio

Ohio Department of Development

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

Ohio Business Gateway

Office of Business Development
P: 614-466-4551, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-4551

Office of Financial Incentives
P: 614-466-5420, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-5420

Office of Tax Incentives
P: 614-466-2317, 800-848-1300

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Division

Small Business Development Centers
P: 614-466-2711, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-2711

1st Stop Business Connection
P: 614-466-4232, 800-248-4040

Specialized Markets Program
P: 614-466-2718, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-2718

Women’s Programs
P: 614-466-2718, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-2718

Minority Business Enterprise Division

Office of Minority Business Financial Incentives
P: 614-466-4551, 800-848-1300 Ext. 6-4551

  • The Ohio Capital Access Program
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center Program

Technology Division

Ohio’s Thomas Edison Program
P: 614-466-3887, 800-848-1300

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

Personal Property Tax Division
P: 614-466-3280

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 

Air Cargo Services

BAX Global
At Toledo Express Airport
P: 800-CALL-BAX (in U.S.)
P: 602-458-6200 (outside U.S.)

BD Aero Works
11411 W. Airport Service Rd.
Swanton, Ohio 43558
P: 419-867-0777

Grand Aire

Air Passenger Services

Allegiant Air

American Airlines

BD Aero Works

Crow Executive Air

Direct Air

Northwest Airlink (NWA)

Rail Service

Freight 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.

Passenger Service

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.

Rail Lines

CN (Canadian National Railway)

CSX Transportation

Norfolk Southern Railroad

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway

River, Lake & Ocean

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.


Ohio Trucking Association

Toledo Trucking Association