Whether you are considering Ottawa County as an investment destination or looking for ways to grow and expand your existing business, the OCIC team is happy to provide the assistance you need. We work to enable sustainable economic growth, working with vibrant businesses to create equitable opportunities. By leveraging Ottawa County’s assets and resources, we help facilitate investments to develop industries in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality sectors and more.


The OCIC has a great relationship with Terra State’s SBDC Program. SBDC stands for Small Business Development Center. Their mission is to help people get into business, stay in business, and grow their business. Miranda Hoffman is Terra State’s SBDC Director/Certified Business Advisor who can assist you with your business growth needs. SBDC services include the following:

Small Business Basics

This is a FREE business seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts, and help you to avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps.

One-on-One Advising

This is for all types of businesses, regardless of product or service or where they are in their business life cycle, and is a legal and for profit business. All one-on-one’s are kept CONFIDENTIAL and are at no cost.

Advising Services

This includes Business Plan Financial Projections, Profitability and Sustainability Analysis, Business Development, Identify Sources of Capital, Market and Industry Research, and Strategic Business Planning.

Please complete the One-on-One Advising Request form to discuss any of these topics or if you have a request that is not listed, SBDC will make sure you get in touch with the right contact.

Miranda Hoffman, Director/Certified Business Advisor
Phone: 419-559-2210


As new business resources and training information is provided to us, we want to make sure our businesses know what’s available to them. Ottawa County businesses receive a weekly/monthly Small Business Bulletin from our office that provides them with valuable information to assist with their small business.

If you would like to be included on our small business list, please contact us.


For more information, please contact Jessica Grzechowiak, Manager of Communications & Programs.