Ohio’s Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) program is the major state program that enables collaboration among municipalities and townships to encourage investment and job creation. Over the past few years, the JEDD program has undergone a number of significant changes that impact on its practical use.
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is requesting proposals from experienced individuals, groups, or firms to perform Project Planning and Development Consultant duties in the 12-county OVRDC region in southern Ohio. This is a contract-based position, and the selected contractor shall be responsible for all expenses incurred while performing services. The total compensation fee, which shall include all related expenses to be paid by consultant, may be negotiated but will include consideration for experience. This project and RFP are supported by American Rescue Plan Act funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) through the Ohio Department of Development.
I first met Dan in the fall of 2016. I had moved to Central Ohio over the late holiday season in 2015 to begin serving as the new Director of GROW Licking County CIC, Dan’s former role. I was immediately struck by many in the community who worried that I would “not be enough,” that the “shoes were too big,” and that “Dan was larger than life.” And they were right.
The City of Piqua is seeking a Development Manager who will perform complex professional work researching, administering and applying for grant funds for special projects. This position will also create and direct community activities; Administer State economic development programs; Communicate with public and private funders to ensure adherence to program rules and regulations; Create and administering community engagement programs; Provide research and technical assistance to other departments related to grant preparation.
The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!
A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio.