Village of
Middlefield, Ohio

Middlefield Means Business


  • Opportunity Zone Workshop – Maximize Your Benefits In 2020

    Sign Up NOW – Opportunity Zone Workshop

    Opportunity zones provide one of the greatest tax deferral vehicles in the tax reform law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

    Come and find out how to take advantage of the Geauga Opportunity Zone. The goal is to provide property owners, business owners, and entrepreneurs with quality information and contacts to determine how the Opportunity Zone can work for them.

    March 19, 2020   9:30am – 10:30am
    Location Middlefield Library
    16167 East High Street
    Middlefield, OH 44062

  • Industry Sector Partnership Grant Program


    January 23, 2020

    Carolyn Cypret, 614-995-1815


    (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, in his capacity as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the launch of the Industry Sector Partnership grant program, which was funded through the state operating budget.

    Industry Sector Partnerships are designed to develop workforce strategies specific to the various regions around the state, with the goal of driving collaboration between local businesses, education and training providers, and community stakeholders. The program aims to ensure that Ohioans can participate in the workforce pipeline while meeting the needs of job creators and the local economy. (more…)

  • Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network: Call for manufacturers to join group model, take advantage of grant funding

    The Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network’s (The Network) created a group sponsored apprenticeship model, which is now available to manufacturers interested in training industrial maintenance employees and machinists.

    Companies who join the group model are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $3,000 per apprentice.

     More information can be found at 

  • Take a Look at these upcoming programs in Northeast Ohio

    The State of Manufacturing: Ohio’s 2020 Manufacturing Survey Results

    The 2020 Ohio Manufacturing Survey, conducted by MAGNET and the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has the answers, trends, and insights that will deeply impact Cleveland — and all of Ohio — going into 2020. Join us at The City Club of Cleveland, where you’ll hear from Ethan Karp, CEO of MAGNET, and from a panel of local manufacturing leaders as they respond to the report. As technology rapidly changes, and our companies struggle to find skilled workers, Ohio manufacturing is at a crossroads. Be the first to hear the results, and use MAGNET’s analysis to stay ahead of the curve.


    Smart Manufacturing Website and Use Case Library Now Available: On behalf of the Smart Manufacturing cluster members, Team NEO just launched a new website that will help manufacturers learn more about IIoT, understand where they are, identify where they want to be, and give them practical tools and connections to accelerate adoption. Please visit .

    Aligning Opportunities Full Report Now Available: Team NEO’s 2019 Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio report provides data reflecting a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, like Smart Manufacturing. The full report, was prepared in partnership of Team NEO along with Delta Dental and support from The Sherwin-Williams Company, was released mid October 2019.


    Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc.

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  • Ohio Launches TechCred

    Ohio Launches TechCred to Help Employees Earn Technology Skills


    Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.

    Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.

    An initial list of eligible credentials is provided, but employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list by submitting an application for TechCred to be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders.

    The online application period opens October 1, 2019. TechCred is a competitive, merit-based program.

    TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in order to aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs.

middlefield means business - video

This video showcases the Village of Middlefield. It illustrates the positive reasons for residing in Middlefield as well as locating a commercial or industrial business within the Village. Local business leaders represent each of these attributes and tell the story of what Middlefield Village has to offer.

Middlefield Means Business

When Ben Garlich took over as mayor of Middlefield Village on January 1, 2012, he had one thing on his mind – build the economic base of this community.

Garlich's first step as mayor was to form an Economic Development Committee (EDC) with the mandate to draft and adopt an economic development plan to guide Village growth. The committee includes village councilmen Bill Blue, Ron Wiech and residents Dave Dietrich...

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