Organization: Lucas County Planning & Development
Location: One Government Center, Ste. 800, Toledo, OH 43604
Normal Hours of Work: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Rate of Pay: Management Salary Schedule, Grade 5, $65,106 annually to $81,383 annually
Status: Unclassified; Non-Bargaining Unit; FLSA-Exempt
Under general direction from the Director of Planning and Development this position is responsible for the effective and efficient provision of economic and real estate development programming & resources to enhance business attraction, expansion and retention through consultations and negotiations with appropriate parties. This position also manages internal Lucas County real estate development activities.
Organization: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)
Location: Negotiable within Southeastern Ohio. Employee will more than likely be home-based. Position coordinates through central office in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Experience: 5+ years
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
Reports To: APEG Vice President
Salary: Based on qualifications and performance
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018, or until the position is filled, whichever is later
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) is a private, non-profit subsidiary of the Appalachian Partnership Inc., which serves as the JobsOhio Network partner for 25 counties in Appalachian Ohio. APEG works with JobsOhio’s community and regional partners to retain and attract jobs and regional investment and build the economy of the region. APEG focuses on strategic industry sectors in areas of statewide and regional strength, as well as areas of emerging opportunity. Using a regional approach and regional resources, APEG works efficiently to spur employment, facilitate promising regional opportunities and strengthen civic infrastructure to develop a sustainable approach to economic vitality
The Opportunity Zone Program is a new federal economic development program approved in December’s tax reform law. The program establishes “Opportunity Zones” in areas that meet certain census-tract criteria (low-income and high poverty). Third parties will then establish “Opportunity Funds”, which will be investment vehicles organized with the specific purpose of investing in assets in the designated Opportunity Zones.
Federal Budget: The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in March authorized favorable spending levels for 2018 for federal economic development programs, including:
House Speaker to Resign Immediately: Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announced April 12 that he was resigning from office effective immediately amid talk of an FBI investigation into his travel-related expenses and compliance with ethics laws.
Speaker Rosenberger, a term-limited Republican, said that while he believes all of his actions as speaker have been “ethical and lawful,” he understands the inquiry could take some time to resolve. “Meanwhile, there are many important issues facing our state that deserve careful consideration and review, and Ohioans deserve elected leaders who are able to devote their full and undivided attention to these matters,” Rosenberger said in a statement. Rosenberger told the Dayton Daily News on Friday that he hired Columbus attorney David Axelrod, a former federal prosecutor, “as a precautionary measure.” He said the FBI has been asking questions but has not subpoenaed him or told him he’s under investigation.
Speaker Rosenberger’s resignation now allows the House Republican caucus time to possibly elect his replacement this month.