Coming Up in July: Everything You Wanted to Know about Fiscal Impact and JEDDs

Jun 30, 2022 | Events, News

Ohio’s Joint Economic Development District Program Webinar:  July 11, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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. This webinar, conducted in partnership with Bricker & Eckler, will focus on 1) the basic criteria and rules for the JEDD program; 2) case studies of how JEDD has been used to promote economic development; 3) best practices in how to establish JEDDs that are successful; and 4) lessons learned over the years.

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Online Course: Fiscal Impact Analysis Workshop, July 22, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) is an invaluable tool to understand the fiscal impact of development on local government finances. FIA can be a complex process that is difficult for policy makers and citizens to comprehend.  In this session, you will hear from policy makers and practitioners who have used FIA as a decision-making tool to evaluate the direct and indirect costs of development for communities.  This hands-on online course will provide a basic understanding of how Fiscal Impact Analysis is conducted, how Fiscal Impact Analysis is used to understand the costs of development, land use and economic development projects and real-world case studies that show how FIA is used.

In the course, you will hear from case studies practitioners who are currently using FIA to master the benefit / cost of development, from TischlerBise one of the leading FIA firms in the nation doing extensive work in Ohio, and from OKI about their interactive FIA model available to communities in their region.

The course will carry AICP and OhioCED credit.

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A Stronger Workforce through Understanding Mental Health and Addiction

About three months ago, we launched our Recovery Within Reach campaign, a first-of-its-kind effort to educate Ohioans about the financial effects of opioid addiction — and to connect them with treatment options close to their homes.

Our goal is to create a new way of talking about addiction, one in which people consider the facts and practical realities of how substance use disorder affects their lives. Not long ago, Gov. Mike DeWine challenged all of us in state government to think of ways we could help Ohioans navigate the opioid crisis that has affected our state for so long. For us, that meant considering the financial effects of addiction — and providing tools and trainings to help Ohioans and financial advisers talk about addiction and access care.

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Newark Development Partners continues to make strides in Downtown Newark

Newark Development Partners (NDP), the community improvement corporation for the City of Newark, continues to further development in the Downtown through various projects. The sale of the Hudson Avenue Church with surrounding property, the renewal of the Downtown Special Improvement District and the commencement of construction at the Historic Arcade are all recent successes for the City of Newark.

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