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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.More
Lame duck results in energy-efficiency deductions for public buildings and airport development districtsMore
Ohio Supreme Court upholds “expedited tax foreclosures,” allowing county land banks to acquire unoccupied, tax delinquent properties free of chargeMore
Calling all economic developers: Large TIFs may be eligible for a one-time extension opportunityMore
Conference agreement on tax reform: Private activity bonds, stadium bonds spared; Advance refundings and tax credit bonds axedMore
The proper allocation of revenues from a county sewer district: Funding the county sanitary engineering departmentMore
JEDD income taxes cannot exempt personal income or business net profits, Ohio Attorney General advisesMore
Bricker attorney Caleb Bell presents New Community Authority Financing to Richmond Heights
Presenting on behalf of California-based developer DealPoint Merrill at a Richmond Heights, Ohio, Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, Bricker attorney Caleb Bell discussed a New Community Authority (NCA) financing mechanism for the $200 million Belle Oaks at Richmond project.More Feb 28, 2020
Bricker Listed Among Top Bond Counsel As Ohio Leads Midwest in Bond Volume
Bricker & Eckler was listed among the top Midwestern bond counsel firms that helped bond issuers sell $71.5 billion of municipal bonds in 2019, a 19% year-over-year increase, according to a February 25, 2020, article by the Bond Buyer.More Feb 27, 2020