Business Incentives

Starting or growing a business can be challenging. To help, the City of Shaker Heights offers small business grants and business loans – the Shaker Vision Fund, a forgivable loan program, and the Shaker Partnership Loan, a supplemental equity program for small businesses that’s funded by Cuyahoga County, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the City of Shaker Heights.

These programs make it easier for entrepreneurs to do business in Shaker. What’s more, applying for these programs is straightforward, enabling entrepreneurs to focus on their businesses, not on paperwork.

In addition, the City is offering a Storefront Renovation Rebate Program during 2019 for commercial-zoned properties in various areas of the City.