RFP – RISE Ohio Legal and Technical Assistance for Regional Opportunity Zone Planning

The RISE Ohio (Resilience Initiative for Southeastern and Eastern Ohio) is a U.S. EDA Assistance to Coal Communities program initiative led by Ohio University’s Voinovich School, BHRC, and OMEGA focused on economic diversification; Opportunity Zone planning, development, and investment; and assistance to communities impacted by coal fired power plant closures.

Buckeye Hills Regional Council (BHRC) is a council of governments established in 1968 and serves the counties of Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Washington in rural Appalachian Ohio. Buckeye Hills administers funding from multiple State and Federal sources in the areas of community and economic development, transportation planning and aging services in order to address the needs of member communities.

President – Wayne County Economic Development – Wooster, OH 44691

The President is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and directing the economic developmental plans, programs, and services of the Wayne Economic Development Council whose mission is to progressively promote and facilitate business retention and strategic business growth in Wayne County. The President must work at the highest levels of integrity, honesty and openness and must create strong and enduring relationships with key leaders in the Wayne County public and private community.

Much more than just “drug houses”; State grants to fund commercial building demolition would propel county land banks as key drivers of Ohio’s economic development

In late April 2021, a legislative committee in the Ohio House held its second hearing to consider creating a $100 million grant program, exclusively for county land banks, to fund commercial building demolition. Ohio’s land bank statutes are recognized as a national model, uniquely providing an opt-in for county commissioners to direct tax collections to fund their county land banks’ activities. That revenue model, coupled with allocations from the state’s Hardest Hit Fund (specifically, the sun-setting Neighborhood Initiative Program), allowed land banks to grow in number during the past decade and thrive in addressing so-called nonproductive land in their communities. 

Partnership Produces Success in Paulding County Through Northwest State Community College

Archbold, Ohio – Communication, collaboration, and partnerships are all sometimes a difficult ask. The ultimate goal of all three is to produce action that leads to meeting a goal or need. At Paulding High School, the goal was met as five students completed the Northwest State Community College welding course. The offering, consisting of two college level welding courses, came to fruition alongside the OhioMeansJobs-Defiance and Paulding Counties Office, the Paulding County Economic Development Office, Paulding High School, and Northwest State Community College.

Operations Coordinator or Manager – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP)

The Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) is searching for a talented, passionate, organized, get-it-done professional to join our high-impact, high-energy, high-profile organization as an Operations Coordinator or Manager. The salary range is $33,000 to $40,000, depending on experience. Medical insurance, retirement match, bonus and annual salary increases, flex and comp time, cell phone and expense reimbursement, remote day per week if desired, professional development, and private office located in historic downtown Tiffin are some of the benefits.