Annual Excellence Awards Deadline Extended to Aug. 11, 2017

Jul 25, 2017 | News, Newsletter

The deadline for submissions for OEDA’s Annual Excellence Awards has been extended to Aug. 11, 2017. But, wait—there’s more exciting news! Organizations now have the opportunity to have a video highlighting their project created at no cost. This is a tremendous opportunity to have excellence in your community and/or organization recognized state-wide. And, the video is yours to keep!

Winners will have a professional quality video that can be used for marketing, business attraction, retention and expansion efforts, and with community stakeholders and decision makers. Don’t miss this opportunity–submit your nomination today!

  • Nominations are free for current OEDA members. The nomination fee for non-members is $50.
  • Nominations can be done on a confidential basis. Just check the appropriate box on the nomination form.
  • Organizations can self-nominate.
  • A panel of OEDA members and previous winners will assess the nominations, determine finalists and select an overall winner.
  • OEDA will provide videographer services to the winners for the creation of a 2-3 minute video highlighting their project. This video will be featured at the awards luncheon at the Annual Summit and the organizations’ to keep.
  • The highlight video can become an excellent marketing tool for organizations and communities and is provided as an awards perk at no cost to the winners.
  • Deadline for nominations is Aug. 11, 2017. Payment for non-member submissions, $50, is also due at that time.
  • For more details and to access nomination forms click HERE.

 

Ohio Ports Eligible for $23 Million in Development Funding

A new program  — the Ohio Maritime Assistance Program program — is providing funding to ports along the Ohio River and Lake Erie or businesses within ports.

The Program began accepting applications from ports in late January and will continue through March 27. The program is making available $11 million through June 30 and an additional $12 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2021.

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Large TIFs may be eligible for one-time extension opportunity

During fall 2019, the General Assembly changed Ohio law governing tax increment financing (“TIF”) exemptions in a big way.  For certain TIF projects, local communities can extend the exemptions – and therefore continue to redirect property tax millage to necessary public infrastructure improvements – up to 30 additional years. 

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