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Ohio small biz program reaps Treasury Dept. funds

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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2014) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury has transferred nearly $18.2 million to Ohio to support the state’s three major small business lending programs.

The programs to be funded are Ohio’s Collateral Enhancement Program, Ohio Capital Access Program and Targeted Investment Program, according to Treasury. Ohio will use the funds to leverage greater levels of private lending and investing in small businesses located on Ohio, it said.

Treasury made the transfer of funds through its State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). President Barack Obama requested a $1.5 billion extension of SSBCI in his most recent budget request, according to the agency.

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Previous | Published January 28, 2016

Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78