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Special Message Regarding Small Business Loans

For Businesses Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19, We now have these resources available:

COVID-19 Grant Program FAQ

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City of Barberton COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

Click Here To Download The Application Form

Barberton Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Application Form
Click Here To Download The Application Form


Inquiries and Questions:

Call the BCDC - Barberton Community Development Corporation
139 East Tuscarawas Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203


Founded in 1985, the Barberton Community Development Corporation (BCDC) is a tax exempt, non-political entity whose mission is to create wealth for the citizens of Barberton, Ohio. Our work fuels economic development with business financing aimed at creating and retaining jobs in the city to enhance it's tax base. We can summarize our goals, aspirations and dreams with just one word: jobs.

A Message from the Executive Director, Scott Wagner

Scott Wagner - Executive Director

The Barberton Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on all aspects of economic development within the City of Barberton. Our staff has an intimate knowledge of the City of Barberton and we can provide the expertise needed to help your business grow and prosper.

As the Executive Director of the Barberton Community Development Corporation, I would like to thank each business for their contributions to improve not only the economy but the overall quality of life in the City of Barberton.

If your business is looking to relocate or expand, we offer first class assistance in identifying your business needs and finding the best site to accommodate your long term goals. Your objectives are the focus of our efforts and we are dedicated to assisting any need that may arise.

Various loan programs are available through the BCDC to assist with equipment financing, working capital, renovations, land acquisition and image enhancements.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office to schedule a meeting. I can be reached at 330.745.3070 or by email at scottwagner@bcdc.org. And be sure to check out our new Facebook page – we think you’ll find it an easy way to keep up with what’s happening in our community.

Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Barberton Community Development Corporation is to enhance the City of Barberton’s quality of life through the creation and preservation of healthy businesses and quality jobs. We accomplish our mission by working with companies that are relocating to or expanding within the city of Barberton.

The BCDC is a catalyst for positive change in the creation of economic wealth for Barberton. Through our efforts we intend that Barberton will become known as a good place to do business, a place where there is a culture that values, mentors and inspires business and institutions to invest here, expand here, create jobs here, and provide a good work place for their employees.

Through our efforts, Barberton will become known throughout Summit County and the Northeast Ohio region as a destination location for businesses where their potential can be cultivated and realized.

We want to create an atmosphere where our existing platform businesses can thrive, expand, and create a synergistic attraction to other businesses and institutions that are like-minded.

Our targets are:

We envision Barberton to be a business-friendly place that recognizes and practices private sector and public sector collaboration to create an environment for capital investment, business expansion and job creation. We want Barberton to be recognized as the “go to” business location place with a reputation for “getting the job done.”

We want Barberton to be known as a place that is committed to its economic development and properly appropriates its resources, and prepares its workforce to meet the challenging demands of the future required in order for our people, our businesses, our institutions, and our industries to be successful.

We envision that through our efforts, the public welfare will be improved, the demand for government expenditures for social services will decrease, and that tax revenues will increase, reducing the burden of government in its provision of quality services.

Al's Quality Meats

Al's Quality Market

Located at 151 2nd St NW Barberton, OH 44203, Al's Quality Market is a cornerstone of great food in the downtown Barberton area.

Al's Corner Restaurant is just down the street and offers catering for every occasion!


Corporate Electric

Corporate Electric Company

Corporate Electric Company was formed by Rocky Lane and Marcus Sabo to meet the overwhelming demand for an area electrical contractor who can provide a high quality project at an economical cost to the owner.


Available Sites

Available Development Sites

We have the development site that is perfect for your new business.

  • 880/888 WOOSTER ROAD WEST – 3+ ACRES




  • 1045 EAGON STREET – 11,500 SQ FT building

Lots of Special Events and Festivals

From the Lake Anna Gazebo summer concert series to unique downtown shopping. Barberton has a multitude of events each year to keep you having fun! Learn moreabout the annual Mum festival, Cherry Blossom Festival and other special events.