The new business asset - available at www.governor.ohio.gov/csitoolkit - is part of Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI), which was created by Governor John Kasich in 2011 to help create a more jobs-friendly regulatory climate in Ohio. Taylor oversees the CSI program.
The concept of the toolkit was conceived by business members of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), the small business division of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).
“We have made great progress reforming Ohio’s regulatory environment through CSI,” Taylor said. “But our progress is enhanced when small business owners take part in the CSI process. The CSI Small Business Toolkit gives them the information they need in a simple, accessible way and I hope it leads to even more business participation.”
The CSI Small Business Toolkit gives Ohio’s businesses information on how to participate in the rule review process, how to use CSI to resolve specific regulatory challenges, and shares some of the successes CSI has had in helping the business community since the office was created in 2011. COSE/GCP has also dedicated a portion of its own state regulatory website - which is also being unveiled today and available at www.cose.org/regulatorytoolkit - to CSI’s Toolkit.
“Most business owners understand regulations are a necessity, but the degree to which they are regulated must be continually evaluated,” said Kevin Johnson, COSE/GCP Board Member and President of Glenwood Management Company in Cleveland. “Improved communication and understanding between state government and the business community is critical and the implementation of a state regulatory resource like this one will only enhance a business owner’s ability to navigate complex rules and regulations that impact them.”
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