The Tuscarawas County Business Factory (BF) is designed to help accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that are cost-effective. Successful progression through the Business Factory model includes maximizing services, scheduling consultative meetings with advisors and initiating meetings with the Review Committee.

Designed by the Tuscarawas County Economic Development and Finance Alliance (EDFA), formerly the Tuscarawas County Port Authority, the BF serves as an effective economic development tool, producing successful firms that leave the program financially viable and free-standing. These “graduates” create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies and strengthen local and national economies.

On-site management develops and orchestrates business, marketing and management resources tailored to each company’s needs. The Business Factory also provides clients with access to other resources and terms designed to complement their growth — rental space, flexible leases, shared office services and equipment, technology support services and assistance in obtaining the financing necessary for growth.


The Business Factory Mission is to provide cost-effective, general business resources for start-up and at-risk businesses.


Our vision is to provide a safe, developmental and supportive environment for entrepreneurs that will result in the creation of new jobs. The way we accomplish our mission and vision is to offer low-cost, multi-purpose space for manufacturing, offices, provide on-site administrative services and consultative mentoring that covers a wide range of business-needs.