Economic Development

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Dear Solon Business Community,

We’ve compiled a list of resources and updates for your quick and easy reference during this turbulent COVID-19 Pandemic. Together, we will get through this. And with the support of one another and access to available resources I am optimistic that our business community will be stronger, tighter and even more vibrant when we do. It has been truly incredible watching our business community and residents step up to help one another. Businesses have reinvented themselves, residents are mass producing facemasks and giving them away for free, and people like Justin Gray who own a 3D printer are offering free personal protective equipment to our small businesses (see below).  

As we began to reopen our business community it is comforting to see how much careful thought, research, staff training and supplies our business owners and their teams are putting into their reopening plans. All of this to ensure that employees, customers and our community is protected and doesn’t become a hot spot.  

Thank you for all you are doing to mitigate and minimize the consequences of this unprecedented crisis.


Angee Shaker, Director
Economic Development

Restaurants & Food Establishments

Governor DeWine announced that outdoor dining may resume May 15th and dine-in services may resume May 21st.  Below are detailed lists of guidelines and best practices as well as statements of support from the Ohio Restaurant Association and the National Federation of Independent Business- Ohio Chapter.

Ohio Restaurant Association Statement

National Federation of Independent Business- Ohio Chapter Statement

          Ohio Department of Health Restaurant & Food Establishment Best Practices

Ohio Department of Health Restaurant & Bar Fact Sheet

Salons & Personal Services

Governor DeWine also announced that personal services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities may reopen on May 15th. Below is a list of mandatory and recommended best practices for personal services.

Ohio Department of Health Salon Fact Sheet

Small Business Resources

Small Business Loans:  SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Ohio Office of Small Business Relief - Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted created the Ohio Office of Small Business Relief. The OSBR is focused on identifying and providing direct support to the state's small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position them for a strong rebound -  Office of Small Business Relief 

PPE Sourcing

Local Businesses in need of PPE: 
Ohio Emergency PPE Maker's Exchange

Additional Resources


Chamber Updates:
 Solon Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits:
Coronavirus Ohio Unemployment Benefits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stimulus Package Summary

Federal Support: FEMA

Cuyahoga County Board of Health:

COVID-19 information and other county resources: Cuyahoga County Board of Health

TeamNEO Business Resources:  Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stimulus Package Summary

Federal Support: FEMA

COVID-19 information for manufacturing businesses: Manufacturing and Best Practices for COVID-19

America Makes: How businesses can help make supplies in need: America Makes website

COVID-19 Stimulus Package summary from ICSC
: ICSC Final Summary of Provisions in the CARES Package

TechCred - Upskill your workforce with online tech-training: TechCred website

Economic Development

The Solon Economic Development Office coordinates activities for the recruitment and retention of businesses. Its duties include:

  • Managing the city's business incentive programs
  • Assisting business prospects
  • Serving as the city's liaison to existing industry
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