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Are there regulations that hinder you from growing your business?
The Ohio Common Sense Initiative (CSI) wants to help!

Regulations help to promote fair competition and protect public health and safety, but they should also facilitate economic growth. Business leaders like you know how outdated, duplicative, and burdensome regulations can get in the way of creating jobs and expanding opportunities for Ohioans.

Who are we?

Led by Lt. Governor Jon Husted, CSI reviews new and existing state government regulations and evaluates their impact on business growth and job creation. Through this work, CSI gives businesses a voice and a seat at the table when state agencies are considering regulations that affect businesses and ensures that the perspectives of Ohio’s job creators and economic drivers remain a priority.

How can we help you?

CSI’s mission is to make Ohio the most business and job-friendly state in the Midwest by eliminating laws and regulations that are frivolous, duplicative, or have not caught up with the speed of business and technology.

How can you get involved?

Share your regulatory reform ideas by emailing CSIOhio@governor.ohio.gov or calling 1 (855) 821-8898. Subscribe to eNotifications by going to CSI.Ohio.gov and clicking on eNotifications to voice your business’s perspective when state agencies contact you for feedback regarding proposed rules that impact your business.

For more information, visit CSI.Ohio.Gov

CSI ensures that state regulators consider the impact that rules may have on business when crafting regulations.

Since the beginning of the DeWine-Husted administration, CSI has reviewed nearly 5,000 rules, 42% of which were improved by the CSI process, thanks to over 2,500 comments from businesses and stakeholders.

CSI helps businesses navigate regulatory obstacles with state agencies, boards, and commissions.

In 2019, CSI learned that Ohio’s regulations prevented individuals without a prosthetics license from using innovative 3-D printing techniques to develop new prosthetics technologies. CSI then partnered with the legislature, state regulators, the prosthetics industry, and a non-profit to create flexibility for innovators to improve the well-being of those with limb differences.

CSI leads initiatives to improve Ohio’s regulations.

An ongoing CSI project using an artificial intelligence software tool identified outdated requirements for businesses and state agencies to communicate by certified mail. CSI then assisted state agencies in improving their regulations to allow businesses to submit and receive information electronically, saving time and money.