Montrose provides economic development planning, corporate site location, public finance and incentive services, and legal and lobbying services and is seeking a Manager of Economic Development to serve clients with corporate site location, economic development planning, and project finance and incentive matters. Montrose is seeking candidates with economic development experience to work in their Columbus, Ohio office with experience and interest in working with the following economic development programs: Tax Increment Financing, Community Reinvestment Area and Enterprise Zone and other tax abatement programs, municipal income tax credits, JobsOhio and Ohio Development Services Agency tax credit, grant and loan programs, federal and Ohio Historic Preservation and New Market Tax Credit programs, Downtown Redevelopment Districts, Ohio Port Authority programs, Joint Economic Development Districts, and Opportunity Zones. Montrose is celebrating its 10th year of operation in Columbus, Ohio. David J. Robinson is the Principal and Founder of Montrose, and along with Nate Green, Director of Economic Development, Tim Biggam, Director of Government Relations, and Michelle Bretscher, Director of Client Communications, the firm serves public and private sector clients in Ohio and across the nation.
SB 1 REGULATIONS (McColley, R., Roegner, K.) This bill would require each state agency to reduce the regulatory restrictions contained in its rules by 30% by 2022, according to a schedule and criteria set forth in the bill. It also prohibits an agency from adopting new regulatory restrictions that would increase the percentage of restrictions in the agency’s rules and requires an agency that does not achieve a reduction in regulatory restrictions according to the required schedule to eliminate two restrictions before enacting a new rule containing a restriction. It allows the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to lessen an agency’s required reduction in regulatory restrictions if the agency fails to meet a reduction goal and show cause why the agency’s required reduction should be lessened. Effective January 1, 2023, it limits the total number of regulatory restrictions that may be in effect in Ohio. The bill passed in the Senate May 8 and has been referred to the House State and Local Government Committee, where a first hearing occurred June 12.
HB 2 CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS (Cross, J., Lepore-Hagen, M.) This legislation introduced May 13 would provide $35 million in state funding in FY 2020 and FY 2021 for its programs, with funding allocated as follows:
TechCred Program — $12.3 million a year to reimburse employers and individuals for training to receive a micro-credential, at the rate of $500-$2000 per credential;
Industry Sector Partnerships Program — $2.5 million a year to support regional partnerships across the state, including a grant program to develop the partnerships and promote their mission.
The Bill was assigned to the House Economic & Workforce Development where several hearings occurred. An amendment was submitted June 5 that moved the TechCred application and due date to better align with education standards, better defined regional sector partnerships, removed audit authority from the bill, included race and gender demographic information gathering requirements, and barred employers with recent minimum wage violations. The revised bill passed in the House June 12 and was referred to the Senate Finance Committee, where a third hearing with all testimony occurred October 8.
The primary role of the Mobility Manager is to both enhance and promote regional mobility in the Clinton County service area. This position will be responsible for mobility management which, under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) definition, “consists of short-range planning, management activities and projects for improving coordination among public and private transportation service providers with the intent of expanding the availability of services.’ The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of existing transportation services within the region; developing new regional transportation services; and promoting available transportation resources to the region’s residents, businesses and organizations.
Economic Development Specialist – Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs – Proctorville, Ohio Branch
THIS POSITION LOCATION IS LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO/HUNTINGTON, WV MSA.
THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE GRANT PROVIDER.
This position requires a flexible, team player who will assist faculty, professional staff, & students w/technical assistance, applied research, data compilation/analysis, project administration, oral presentations, & report writing in the area of community & economic development. Position will directly apply knowledge of local & state economic development policies & tools specific to OH.