• City of Columbus, Economic Development
    Use the official website for the City of Columbus to locate site selection information, demographics, growth clusters in our city, and business services.
  • Columbus Chamber
    The Chamber strives to lead and support economic growth and development for the Greater Columbus Community in the global marketplace. Visit this site to read the latest articles about the Columbus market, search the member directory, check out the calendar of events, discover their many business services, and much more.
  • ExploreOhio
    ExploreOhio, provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network, offers links to a wide variety of resources including driver's license information, state symbols, population figures and more.
  • Office of Policy Research and Strategic Planning
    The Office of Policy Research and Strategic Planning provides data and analysis on the Economic, Industrial, and Demographic trends of the State of Ohio, its businesses and its people.
  • Ohio Department of Health
    This site contains health statistics for Ohio and its counties. You will find state and local data on cancer, immunizations, infectious diseases, occupational diseases, women's health, and more.

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Library Catalogs

  • OhioLINK
    OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, contains research databases and links to academic -- university and college -- library catalogs in Ohio.
    The Ohio Public Library Information Network site provides links to libraries, Ohio job postings, current events, and Ohio travel. OPLIN offers links to research databases through local public libraries.
  • Ohio State University Library Catalog
  • State Library of Ohio
    Browse the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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Social Services

  • Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence
    Click on "Finding Help" for a list of phone numbers, as well as a link to area treatment centers and other helpful resources.
  • Columbus Coalition for the Homeless
    The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless works toward ending homelessness by educating the Central Ohio Community about homeless issues. This site also includes a valuable "Streetcard" that lists all homeless shelters in the Columbus area, along with agencies that provide free meals and counseling services.
  • Community Shelter Board
    Click on "How to help someone who is homeless..." for a listing of local community organizations that provide resources and services to the homeless. The site also offers statistics on the number of homeless persons that CSB has assisted.
  • HandsOn Central Ohio (was FirstLink)
    HandsOn Central Ohio's mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the Columbus community by mobilizing volunteers and connecting people to critical community resources. Use this website to learn how to volunteer, or to find help for many social services.
  • HEAP: Home Energy Assistance Program
    The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Service (OCS). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating.
  • Ohio Legal Services
    Browse or search this comprehensive site for Ohio legal information, forms, referrals, free or low-cost servicesand other resources on various legal topics. This website is provided by the Ohio State Legal Services Association, a nonprofit law firm founded in 1966 by the Ohio Bar Association.
  • Ohio Literacy Resource Center
    This site contains facts and statistics on family literacy, as well as links to adult literacy and education resources for teachers and students.
  • United Way Service Directory
    Looking for volunteer opportunities or a needed service? This list of United Way affiliated agencies provides contact information and agency descriptions in an easy-to-use searchable list.
  • VolunteerMatch
    VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit, online service that helps you get involved with community service organizations throughout Columbus and even the entire United States. Just enter your ZIP code to quickly find local volunteer opportunities that match your interests.

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  • Paving the Way
    An excellent site for information about highway projects and road closings. It includes daily closures and lane restrictions, and enables you to search by road or region. It includes links to sites for many suburbs and to transportation sites.

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