City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Start Your Business

If you are ready to start a business, the City of Upper Arlington is here to help. In choosing to start in Upper Arlington, you have picked an ideal location just minutes from Downtown Columbus and in close proximity to major transportation artilleries as well as the Columbus International Airport. You have also chosen an ideal business community supported by the City of Upper Arlington, a Chamber of Commerce and an attractive regional business development infrastructure.

Licensing & Registration

Now that you’ve decided to start a business, you need to obtain the appropriate licenses. Click the links below to learn more about what licenses and permits are required. 

Local & Regional Tools

Central Ohio is on the rise and as such, it is a great time to get into business here. Reference the following links for information on opportunities available to businesses in our region.

Free Business Counseling 

Better Your Business: City Assistance & Resources

From tax increment financing, to business loans and grants, the City may be willing to offer incentives to your business if we feel the incentive will generate a return on investment for the community. The City also boasts other non-incentive resources to help support your business and employee base. Click the link above to find out more.

Available Land and Properties

If you are still looking for a space to accommodate your new business, start by referencing the listing of available commercial properties in Upper Arlington.

Zoning Considerations

Considerations for Commercial Tenants