Community Development Director – City of Medina

The City of Medina is seeking a Community Development Director.  This position is appointed by the Mayor and requires the confirmation of Medina City Council.  Master’s Degree in municipal planning, urban affairs, or a related field desirable. Compensation commensurate with experience having the starting annual salary range set between $86,886-$94,124.  Full-time benefits include group hospitalization/ or opt-out stipend, sick leave, paid holidays and paid vacation.

Seneca County Brewery Tour Announced Featuring Local Breweries

The Seneca County Brewery Tour has been announced to take place on Saturday August 14, 2021, beginning at 3pm. The Brewery Tour is put on in partnership with Bliss Charters, Destination Seneca County, Downtown Tiffin, Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, and Shuff Consulting.

Searching for the Next President and Executive Director of the Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation

The Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the economy in Tuscarawas County. The EDC provides a wide range of financial tools, economic development resources, and information to commercial businesses and builders in the county. The EDC manages the Economic Development & Finance Alliance (EDFA) and Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) of Tuscarawas County, serving as the one point of contact for economic development!

Tracked House Bills – July 2021

State News:

Reminder: Grant money available from ODOD for Ohio small businesses hurt by pandemic: Small and medium-sized Ohio businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for grants up to $30,000 under programs offered by ODOD and funded by federal aid (see link for Columbus Dispatch reporting: Programs will provide a total of $155 million to businesses that opened in 2020, lodging or entertainment venues, and food and beverage establishments, according to the article. Information on the grant programs is available at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov, and Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers “have advisors who can help businesses with the application process.” The federal money is first allocated among the state’s 88 counties; any money not claimed within a county by July 31 will become available to businesses statewide.

Tracked Senate Bills – July 2021

Federal News:

Federal infrastructure plan signed on by 5 Republican & 5 Democratic Senators: When formal negotiations ended in June between the Biden Administration and the Senate Republican caucus on new federal infrastructure spending, an effort to get traction materialized among a small group of senators led by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D – Arizona) and Sen. Rob Portman (R – Ohio).

On June 24, a bipartisan group of 10 senators (5 Rep., 5 Dem.) announced with the President the arrival at an agreed-upon $1.2T plan, including $579B in new spending on roads and bridges, as well as $65B for broadband expansion. This package includes authorizing the issuance of direct-pay municipal bonds for infrastructure investment, and the Republican caucus’ favored expansion of public private partnerships.