Since the start of the pandemic, our journalists have brought news of Covid-19 to our audience at a staggering pace. As our readership grew, so did the realization of the gravity of this shared experience. Powered by the responsibility to our community of reporting with integrity, and The Plain Dealer saw record numbers of readers find news of the pandemic and Ohio’s—and the nation’s—response.

Deeply rooted in Northeast Ohio, the Advance Ohio team shares your sense of hope as the restrictions of the past few months relax. Together, we will emerge from our homes to find a changed community landscape. Together, we will turn the lights back on in our local businesses.

That’s why Advance Ohio is committing up to $10 Million in Grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of our Ohio businesses. At Advance Ohio, the success of our community is priority number one. At Advance Ohio, we care.


Brad Harmon, Midwest Regional President

The application period for the Advance Ohio Matching Grants has ended. Thank you for your interest in the program! While the program might be closed, our team of experts is always here to help you as your business manages the ever-changing times. Contact us today!

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