Cultivate US

Supporting and promoting the growth of local businesses.

Cultivate US, a New and Emerging Citizen’s Business Connection Program, is in collaboration with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion. This program supports Franklin County Businesses within the New and Emerging Citizens communities, knowing their growth is substantial to the Columbus Region’s economic development. Cultivate US will support 120 small businesses, with a focus on four key components including workforce development, business navigation, supplier connections, and support services. Program participants will be given the opportunity to connect with a Program Navigator to further navigate obstacles and available resources within the Region.  

Registration Criteria

To be eligible for this program, your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Be located in Franklin County
  • Have foreign-born business owners and/or operators

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