Federal Budget: The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in March authorized favorable spending levels for 2018 for federal economic development programs, including:
Economic Development Agency – 302 million for fiscal 2018; about $26 million above fiscal 2017;
Manufacturing Extension Program – received $140 million; $10 million above fiscal 2017;
CDBG – received roughly $3.3 billion; $365 million about fiscal 2017;
TIGER – received $1.5 billion; $1 billion above fiscal 2017 ;
Rural Business-Cooperative Service – received roughly $77 million; about $12 million above fiscal 2017
Employment and Training Administration apprenticeship opportunities – received $145 million; $50 million above fiscal 2017;
Minority Business Development Agency – received $39 million; $5 million over fiscal 2017, and
Appalachian Regional Commission- received $155 million; $3 million over fiscal 2017.
In 2017, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to achieve or exceed goals set by JobsOhio in four categories: projects completed, jobs created/committed, payroll added/committed and capital investment. Let’s keep the momentum going!
At the urging of Ohio business leaders and with the cooperation and leadership of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, a new awareness week to promote “In-Demand Jobs” will be observed every year in May. The Ohio Legislature authorized the statewide awareness week in the biennial budget last year.
The Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in some of Ohio’s most innovative companies. We’re placing highly-motivated college students at early-stage technology companies or companies with a technological need. Companies across Ohio have an opportunity to get great talent to help them grow, with budding engineers, researchers, market analysts, designers, marketers and others. We’ll even help finance the position by paying two-thirds of intern wages up to $10,000.