Local Commerce


If your business is based in Danbury Township, we'd like to list it on the Township Website for you at no charge! Please click here to 
        fill out the form. Then just email, fax, mail or drop off the form to the Township!
Send to: Kathryn A. Dale, Zoning & Planning Administrator
5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
Fax: (419) 734-3137
Email: zoning@danburytownship.com



If you are in need of employees, a "Help-Wanted" icon can be placed in your listing. Potential employees can contact you directly for information. If you would like a "Help-Wanted" icon added to your listing, please contact Kathy Dale. 





Census
    Interactive Census Map                    Population Total: 5,167                         Lakeside: 694                         Marblehead: 903                         Danbury: 3,570
            Total Housing Units: 6,484 units                         Occupied: 2,489 units                         Owner Occupied: 2,069 units (w/ 4,274 people in these units)                         Renter-Occupied:    420 units (w/ 864 people in these units)                         Vacant Units: 3,995 units (at the time of the Census 177 units were for rent and 96 units were for sale.                                                         (This number is skewed due to the large number of seasonal residents.In the 43440 zip code alone, 3,587 units were for seasonal recreational or occasional use.)
                According to USA.com, overall, the 43440 zip code has grown by 12.87% since 2000
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Available Funding & Grants
  • OCIC - Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

US EPA BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT & CLEANUP GRANTS
For more information, contact Janie Beier-Grant, OCIC director at (419) 898-6242 or jbgrant@ocic.biz. 

  • ODOD - Ohio Development of Development
OHIO VACANT FACILITIES FUND
The Ohio Vacant Facilities Fund provides grants to assist businesses in creating new jobs in vacant and underutilized 
commercial buildings and business parks. For-profit employers can receive a $500 grant for every new full-time position created in the vacant facility and lasting one year. Employers must occupy a building or business park that has been at least 75% vacant for at least twelve (12) months and increase employment at the facility. The new employees must increase the employer's base payroll at the time the vacant facility is occupied. Employers must employ at least fifty (50) employees or half of its Ohio employees at the facility.
                 TARGETED BUSINESS LOAN FUND
                        For new and existing businesses with 50 or fewer employees that need small loans. Priority projects will include the following:
Complying with environmental regulations through installation of new equipment, environmentally sensitive projects involving
energy-saving manufacturing processes, use or manufacture of recycled materials, or development of new and
emerging environmentally enhancing projects; production of agriculturally based products; and smaller micro-business with
the potential to provide a new service or product. 

Uses: Machinery/ equipment, furnishings/ fixtures, inventory, working capital (no acquisition of real estate, major 
                                  construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
Max to Borrow: $30,000
Type of Entity: Private for Profits

For more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org

CHILD DAYCARE LOAN
This loan fund is targets towards new and existing child day care facilities. The funds are designed to help create, expand, 
                        or 
improve childcare facilities and enables them to become properly equipped and licensed. 

Uses: Working capital, inventory, equipment, minor remodeling, minor upgrading of facilities to meet licensing and code 
                                   requirements (no acquisition of real estate, major construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
Max to Borrow: $25,000
Type of Entity: Licensed Daycare Facility

For more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org

MICROENTERPRISE LOAN PROGRAM
This loan fund is targeted to new and existing small businesses with 5 or fewer employees. The goal of the program is to create jobs for low-moderate income individuals. Uses: Furniture, fixtures, Machinery/equipment, Supplies, Inventory, Vehicles, Insurance, Minor Building Improvements, and Working Capital (no acquisition of real estate, major construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
Max to Borrow: $10,000
Type of Entity: Private for Profits Income Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements
For more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org
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BOATING FACILITY GRANTS - 2 Available                           
                       1.)
Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program - Due August 1st
Available to public & private tie-up facilities. Approximately $8 million is available nationwide each year for construction of transient morrage facilities for non-trailerable boats over 26-feet in length. Matching grants are awarded on a competitive  basis, 75/25 with the grant providing 75% of the cost. 
                                Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 
ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us

2.)
 
Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant - Due October 1st
Available to public & private marinas.Grants provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are designed to improve the number and availability of marine facilities for the proper disposal of sewage from boats. Approximately $9.5 million is available per year nationwide for construction of new or replacement pump-out and/or dump stations to 
public and private marinas. 
Matching grants are awarded on a competitive basis, 
75/25 with the grant providing 75% of the cost.
                               
Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us

NAVIGATIONAL AIDS - Due November 1st
                        Grants are used to mark hazards and to assist in developing/ marketing zones in user conflict areas. 
                        
Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us

          ODNRDivision of Wildlife
               WETLAND RESTORATION ASSISTANCE
                        Available to individuals and organizations to assist with the costs associated with wetland restoration projects on 
                        private lands in Ohio. Projects include tile cuts and/or construction of small, low-level dikes to restore or enhance hydrology. 
                        Eligible landowners can receive 50% cost-share for wetland restoration or a maximum of $500 for each acre of wetland 
                        restored if they agree to a 10-year maintenance agreement. Twenty-year agreements can pay up to 100% of the cost, not 
                        to exceed $1,000 for each wetland acre restored. Call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) for more information. 

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