Unlocking Business Growth with the Ohio Regional 166 Loan

Small businesses in Ohio often face challenges securing the necessary capital to expand their operations, purchase new equipment, or acquire commercial real estate. Traditional loan programs and financing options may not always provide the flexibility or affordability businesses need to thrive.

The Ohio Regional 166 Direct Loan Program is a powerful economic development tool offered through a partnership between the state and regional agencies that can help small businesses unlock their full growth potential. At Alloy Development Co., we specialize in connecting businesses with the resources and expertise needed to navigate the Regional 166 Loan process and achieve their goals.

Learn more about Ohio regional loan opportunities

What Is the Ohio Regional 166 Loan?

Are You Eligible for the Regional 166 Loan?

Eligible Projects

To qualify for the Ohio Regional 166 Loan, your project must be related to industry, commerce, distribution, or research activities. While retail projects and refinancing are generally ineligible, the program is designed to support established businesses with at least 2-3 years of financial operating history. Startups may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they demonstrate strong management, a solid business plan, and compelling economic development potential.

Allowable Project Costs

The Regional 166 Loan can be used to finance a variety of project costs, including:

  • Land and building purchases (business must occupy at least 51% of an existing building)
  • Machinery and equipment purchases
  • Building construction and renovation (business must occupy at least 60% of a new construction)
  • Long-term leasehold improvements
  • Ongoing fixed asset purchases
  • Capitalizable costs directly related to fixed asset purchases

How to Apply

Apply for an Ohio Regional 166 Loan with Alloy

Alloy Development Co. is dedicated to empowering businesses to reach their full potential by providing tailored financial solutions and support. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges faced by small businesses in Ohio and is ready to help you navigate the Regional 166 Loan process with confidence.

By choosing Alloy as your partner, you gain access to:

  1. Personalized guidance from our knowledgeable professionals who will take the time to understand your business goals and financial needs.
  2. Streamlined application assistance to ensure your loan package is complete, accurate, and optimized for success.
  3. Strong partnerships with local banks and the Ohio Department of Development, enabling us to advocate for your project and secure the necessary approvals.

At Alloy Development Co., we are invested in your success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you leverage the Regional 166 Loan to fuel your growth and success.


The Regional 166 Loan requires a minimum 10% equity contribution from the borrower. However, a higher equity contribution may be necessary based on the specific project and the lender’s assessment of risk.

No. A stand alone 166 loan is possible but requires a 25% minimum equity injection.

The application process for a Regional 166 Loan typically involves several steps, including initial eligibility assessment, application submission, board approvals, and loan closing. The timeline can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the responsiveness of all parties involved. Working with an experienced partner like Alloy Development Co. can help streamline the process and ensure a timely outcome.

While the Regional 166 Direct Loan is primarily designed for established businesses with at least 2-3 years of financial operating history, startups may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Factors such as the strength of the management team, the viability of the business plan, and the potential for economic development impact will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.