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The mission of CSI is to reform Ohio’s regulatory policies to help make Ohio a jobs and business-friendly state. CSI reviews Ohio’s regulatory system to eliminate excessive and duplicative rules and regulations that stand in the way of job creation. While regulations play an important role in promoting fair competition and protecting the public, regulations should also facilitate economic growth. Ohio’s regulatory process should be built on the foundations of transparency, accountability, and performance, and should hold state agencies accountable as rules and regulations impacting businesses are developed or renewed. The program was founded in the belief that a strong regulatory system should prioritize compliance, not punishment.

The program has focused on four goals:

  • Regulations should facilitate economic growth
  • Regulations should be transparent and responsive
  • Compliance should be easy and inexpensive
  • Regulations should be fair and consistent