Ohio’s $162.57B biennial operating budget proceeds through the General Assembly: On April 13, the House Finance Committee accepted a substitute version of HB 110, which was introduced with Governor DeWine’s proposed two-year budget. The House has made many changes, including a decades’ long legislative fix to Ohio’s K-12 school funding. The budget is further described in the legislative updates, below.
President Biden’s $2T infrastructure & climate plan update: The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan targets at least $1T worth of backlogged infrastructure improvements, according to the Biden Administration, including addressing a nearly 40-year backlog of bridge repairs. The measure would represent the largest increase in federal spending for research and development and public infrastructure since the 1960s.
ARC seeks a collaborative program analyst to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities and organizations to develop strategic investments, and implement initiatives in the Region. The grant portfolio primarily focuses on manufacturing sectoral development, economic development (e.g., retention & expansion and attraction), and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
The Community Placemaking Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the Reimagining Rural Regions, or R3 Initiative, a joint program of the Center for Regional Development (CRD) and the Center for Public Impact (CPI) within the Division of Research and Economic Engagement. Under the direct supervision of the CRD Senior Director, the Community Placemaking Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing undergraduate and graduate students and coordinating with CRD and CPI staff on the successful implementation of placemaking projects in communities participating in the R3 Initiative as well as implementing community engagement programs for CPI and program evaluation projects for CRD.
GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), a 501-c-3 public – private partnership, is looking for a dynamic and innovative leader in the field
of economic development to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to a 15- member board of directors and is responsible for providing leadership in the development of innovative economic development programs and implementation strategies to promote and support the growth, expansion, and retention of business within the county, creating an entrepreneurial climate, and increasing the tax base in a significant manner.