News

What's Your Question? 

   

   



Answer

GrowNOW is a program provided by the State Treasurer's office for small business owners. Small businesses that can commit to creating or retaining jobs in Ohio can receive a two-year, 3% interest rate reduction on new or existing loans.

Thank you for your question.

X

I believe government should serve the people. Feel free to contact my office if you have any questions we can assist in answering.

RECENT QUESTION

What does the State Treasurer offer to help small businesses in Ohio?
See Answer »

Quick Poll

Recently the Treasurer of State implemented an electronic check processing system that saves taxpayer dollars and creates a more efficient process. Do you use online banking?


  

State Treasury Feed

Show:
Treasurer’s Office Receives Third “Clean” Annual Audit in Three Years
content containter top

STAR Ohio



                  
 



 



 





2014 EARLY CLOSURES FOR STAR OHIO

On days the Bond Market closes early (see dates below) the deadline to request transactions in STAR OHIO will be 1:00 PM
  • Friday, November 28
  • Wednesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December 31
What is STAR Ohio?
The State Treasury Asset Reserve of Ohio (STAR Ohio) is an investment fund that allows government subdivisions—from municipalities to school districts—to invest funds in a highly rated public investment pool. Since 1995, it has maintained Standard & Poor’s highest rating and given government subdivisions greater returns on their invested funds.

Goal
The Ohio Treasury acts as an adviser and administrator of STAR Ohio. The investment objectives of STAR Ohio are the preservation of capital, the maintenance of liquidity, and providing current income. The STAR Program provides Ohio governmental subdivisions the ability to invest in high-grade, short-term securities and offers shareholders safety, penalty free liquidity and comparatively higher yields.

How it helps
STAR Ohio’s AAAm rating by Standard & Poor’s proves that investments are safe and secure in the fund. What’s more, the fund generally offers higher yields than conventional investment vehicles because of the increased earning power of a sizable pool.

Forms and Fact Sheets:











Webinar Slides:



Contact STAR Ohio
To learn more about STAR Ohio or communicate with a client service representative call 1-800-648-STAR (7827) or email info@STAROhio.com.



The Treasurer’s office also supports the STAR Plus program as an additional deposit option for cash reserves.  STAR Plus offers security, competitive yield and weekly liquidity. STAR Plus enables Ohio’s political subdivisions to generate a competitive yield on cash deposits in a network of carefully-selected FDIC-insured banks via a single, convenient account.  A growing number of Ohio local governments are benefiting from the STAR Plus program.  Click here to learn more about what public funds managers are saying about the program.  To learn more about STAR Plus visit the website at www.STAROhioPlus.com, call 1-855-648-PLUS (7587) or email clientservices@starohioplus.com. 

content container bottom
X

Describe Yourself (check all that apply)

Office Of Debt Mgmt

The Office of Debt Management plays an important role in the operation of state government: it oversees the borrowing of funds to assure it is completed in an efficient manner.
    

SaveNOW

SaveNOW, a program offered by the State Treasurer through our linked deposit authority, offers a 3% bonus interest on savings accounts for Ohio citizens.
    

Smart Money Choices

A free personal financial-planning conference series for all Ohioans presented by State Treasurer Josh Mandel, and supported by a variety of statewide and regional partners.
    

Top-Bottom Review 2011

Review Outlines Steps to Improve Operations, Safeguard Investments, Leverage Technology, Increase Transparency and Modernize Banking Practices
    

e-Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfers makes tax payments easy. Entities that have received a notice from the Ohio Department of Taxation can register for electronic payment via the website.
    

Veteran's Preference

Veteran’s Preference provides veterans with priority to be accepted into the GrowNOW and Ag-LINK linked-deposit programs.
    

GrowNOW

A partnership between eligible banks and the Ohio Treasury, enables small business owners to receive a 3% interest rate reduction on small business loans for two years with the opportunity for renewal
    

Renew & Rebuild Ohio

Small business owners, farmers and homeowners are eligible to receive financial assistance to rebuild and recover following an emergency.
    

Ag-LINK

A program for farms to receive an interest rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from January through March.
    

CPIM

The Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) provides continuing education to Ohio’s public funds managers and their oversight authorities.
    

CPIM Conference: Bowling

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Akron

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Dayton

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Columbus

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

ECO-Link

A partnership between the State Treasurer and participating banks that provides a 3% interest rate reduction for 5 or 7 years on bank loans when completing energy-efficient upgrades to your home.