Nov 24


The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would permit intrastate equity crowdfunding under certain circumstances.  The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has continually offered support for the legislation.

Building capacity and improving access to capital for businesses across the state is just one of the many important undertakings outlined by our members in the 2019 - 2020 GCP Public Policy Agenda. Access to capital promotes stability and greater predictability and can allow entrepreneurs to create jobs and thrive in an ever-changing environment. The importance of continuing to make strides to maintain an economic environment conducive to startup entrepreneurship cannot be understated and the need for Ohio not to lose ground on strides made in other states is critical to our collective success.

House Bill 312 (HB 312) would allow Ohioans to invest in businesses through an online OhioInvests Portal.

To read the entirety of GCP’s submission to the Ohio General Assembly on HB 312 click here.