About Us

About Our Office: 

The District Office helped 1,818 small businesses obtain access to capital through Agency loan programs during Fiscal Year 2017, putting over $421 million into the hands of small business owners.  This number represents a steady increase in total dollar amount during the past four years, culminating in a 20% increase over that period.  The SBA Cleveland District  is home to twelve Ohio Small Business Development Centers and five chapters of SCORE, a volunteer organization that provides free business counseling.

In addition, the Cleveland District delivers and oversees the Agency’s 8(a), SDB, and HUBZone government contracting programs for small businesses in the area. The District serves 28 urban and rural counties in the north of Ohio: Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Harrison, Henry, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Williams, and Wood.