City of Tallmadge, Ohio

The city of Tallmadge was founded in 1807 by the Reverend David Bacon and was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, an area in the Northwest Territory owned, sold and distributed by the State of Connecticut in the years after the American Revolution.  It was incorporated as a village in 1936 and became a city in 1951.  Tallmadge, which has a total area of 14.02 square miles, is located in both Summit and Portage counties.  It is the second oldest city in Summit County, Ohio.

The city is a charter municipal corporation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio.  It operates under a Mayor-Council form of government.  The Mayor, Council, Finance Director and Law Director are elected officials.

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Summit County, Ohio

Summit County was formed on March 3, 1840, from portions of Medina, Portage and Stark Counties. It was named "Summit County" because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal is located in the county.  As of the 2010 Census, the population was 541,781 making it the fourth-most populous county in Ohio.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419.38 square miles.

Summit is one of two of Ohio's 88 counties that have a charter form of government, as authorized by the Article X of the Ohio Constitution. Under its charter, rather than three elected commissioners, Summit County has an elected County Executive and an eleven-member County Council. Eight members of the council are elected from individual districts the other three are elected at large. Summit County also has an appointed Medical Examiner rather than an elected Coroner, and an elected Fiscal Officer, who exercises the powers and performs the duties of a county auditor, treasurer and recorder.

Summit County has an 11-member council. Three members are elected at-large in mid-term cycles, while eight members are elected from districts coinciding with the Presidential election. The County of Summit Department of Community & Economic states its mission is to encourage regional job growth and business development in an effort to increase economic opportunity for all Summit County residents. <

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State of Ohio

Ohio is the 34th largest state by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network, and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) provides support to businesses of all sizes and offers resources to assist businesses at all stages of development and growth.  ODSA resources include the Small Business Development Centers, the Minority Business Development Centers, and International Trade Assistance Centers, as well as the Small and Minority Business Financial Incentives Programs, and Ohio Third Frontier. For companies looking to relocate or expand in Ohio, ODSA works with JobsOhio to offer businesses comprehensive packages of financial and technical assistance resources for job creation and retention.

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