Seven Things to know about the City of Columbus’ Proposed Incentives Policy

Earlier this year, the City of Columbus announced it would be implementing a new incentives policy impacting residential post-1994 Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) in the city. The goal of the new incentives policy is to support affordable, mixed-use housing development within Columbus. The new policy will require developers with housing projects in certain CRAs to set aside 20% of units for affordable housing. Half of the 20% must be sold or rented to households making up to 80% of the area median income (AMI), and the other half must be sold or rented to households making up to 100% AMI. Projects that feature the rehabilitation of a property listed on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties are not subject to the affordable housing requirements. The city has drafted proposed legislation to implement the new incentives policy. Below are several highlights of the legislation.

Don’t Miss IEDC’s Annual Conference in Atlanta!

It is hard to believe that in the fall 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta is right around the corner. The Atlanta Host Committee, along with IEDC staff, is working hard to provide an awesome program that you will not want to miss.​
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2018 Ohio Conference on Freight

Technology is revolutionizing the way we move things. Whether it’s across the floor of a warehouse or all the way across the country, big data, robotics, autonomous vehicles and drones are making logistics and distribution better, and it’s happening in Ohio.

Ohio’s Logistics and Distribution Assets Make State an Easy Sell

Macy’s, Amazon and Dollar Tree are the most recent companies that have announced plans to build distribution centers in Ohio. They join companies like Home Depot, Hayneedle, zulily, Restoration Hardware and McLane Co., which already have significant distribution operations in our state. Why do these companies want to put their distribution facilities here, in Ohio? Because Ohio makes it easy to move goods where they need to go.

Video Highlights Why Ohio is an Attractive State for Businesses

What happens in Ohio impacts the world. It is here, in Ohio, where talent, collaboration and world-class businesses and organizations transform big ideas into industry-changing products, services and solutions. When meeting with company executives who are unfamiliar with Ohio, it can be challenging to summarize in a few short minutes everything our state has to offer. That’s why JobsOhio produced the Make Ohio Home video, which highlights Ohio’s unique assets, ranging from its infrastructure to the state’s greatest resource: its people.