Business Development Specialist

Jun 21, 2018 | Jobs

The Economic Development Division of the Columbus Department of Development seeks qualified candidates for the position of Business Development Specialist.  This position will assist in the coordination of economic development incentives and policies related to site redevelopment and real estate development driven public infrastructure projects.  Candidates should have excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse spectrum of public and groups, and an interest in real estate development projects.  For more details and to respond to the posting, please visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/columbusoh

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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