The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented its Annual Excellence Awards at its 2021 Annual Summit, held at The Exchange at Bridge Park on October 26-27 in Dublin, Ohio.
The Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.
The City of Circleville (“City”) is the county seat of Pickaway County, Ohio, located just south of the Columbus Metropolitan Area. The City has a population of 14,050 residents and has a rich tradition of agriculture and manufacturing. It is best-known throughout Ohio and the United States for hosting the annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, an event that has been held since 1903 attracting approximately 400,000 visitors to the city every October.
Under administrative direction, oversees the operations of Economic and Community Development. Promotes retention and expansion of industry, within the County. Prepares and submits grant applications, administers various grant projects and programs.
Under general direction, the community lending officer will help administer loans through various programs through the Western Reserve Community Fund (WRCF), which is managed by the staff of Development Finance Authority of Summit County. WRCF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) provides financing, grants, and technical assistance for the development of small businesses and non-profits with a focus on small business, affordable housing, community facilities, commercial real estate, and minority business development lending, with each loan providing significant community impact.
New Loan Programs for Minority & Women-owned Businesses: ODOD has added to its portfolio two loan programs to support minority- and women-owned businesses: the (i) Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program and (ii) Ohio Micro-Enterprise Loan Program. Included within the state budget bill (HB110, whose other elements are described in detail, below), the new program offerings are as follows: