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DevelopOhio Resource Center

DevelopOhio Resource Center

    Economic development in Ohio is changing. In the midst of ongoing global economic struggles, the state is redesigning the way it does business with public and private entities. At the center of this process is the restructuring of the Ohio Department of Development and the development of the private, nonprofit corporation JobsOhio. The goal of the transition is to reallocate resources, streamline services and make Ohio’s economic development system more nimble in efforts promoting key job creation initiatives.

    With the passage of H.B. 489 and S.B. 314, also referred to as the JobsOhio II bills, clarity is surfacing as it relates to Ohio’s economic development landscape. The bills realign the functions of the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), transferring certain roles and responsibilities to JobsOhio, leaving a leaner state agency called the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA).

    DevelopOhio Economic Incentives Toolkit

    Comprehensive resource outlining the various federal, state and local tools available to businesses and economic development practitioners to help stimulate growth and job creation.