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Jefferson County Port Authority Executive Director – Jefferson County, Ohio

The Jefferson County Port Authority is seeking an Executive Director.  Successful candidate must have experience in all facets of  executive leadership and management, and will be responsible for stimulating, facilitating, coordinating, and marketing economic development activities and forging productive relationships between public/private sector interests of Jefferson County and the Tri State area. 

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VP Economic Development – Irving Economic Development Partnership – Irving, Texas

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce/Irving Economic Development Partnership (Partnership) promotes the growth and expansion of business in Irving Texas, an international community that is home to more than 200,000 residents and 8,500 businesses – including ten Fortune 1000 companies. Because of its sustained success in marketing Irving-Las Colinas as a premier location for doing business, the average pipeline is about 40 active projects, including domestic and international recruitment and retention/expansion projects.

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Responsible RestartOhio: Key Info for Economic Developers

Earlier this week, Governor DeWine announced the Responsible RestartOhio plan which aims to protect the health of employees and customers while supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and responsibly getting back to work. The three-phase plan includes reopen dates for several types of businesses and the resumption of elective surgical procedures.  A summary for each phase can be found below.  Restaurants, gyms, beauty and barber shops, and camps are among the entities that remain closed.

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US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund

To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the “Save Small Business Fund”.

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April 27, 2020 State Legislative Leaders Outline Plans for Re-Opening State Ahead of Governor’s Announcement

Governor DeWine is expected to announce his plans for re-opening the state today, a delay of several days compared to the initial release date of April 23.  Ohio’s legislative leaders have released their plans for re-opening the state. The Ohio House of Representatives plan, Open Ohio Responsibly Framework, shows signatures from 23 state legislators on the plan’s release.  The Ohio Senate’s Minority Caucus outlined their priorities for re-opening in letter to Gov. DeWine which was signed by that chamber’s Democratic leadership team.  In addition, Senator Matt Huffman, a Lima Republican and next in line to be President of the Ohio Senate, has been calling on DeWine to remove business restrictions in rural areas of the state.

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April 27, 2020 State of Ohio Update: COVID-19

Friday afternoon, Governor DeWine announced positive developments addressing the shortage of testing swabs and reagent. Ohio has lagged in testing volume due to these shortages.  Governor DeWine along with former Governors Celeste and Taft worked with a company developing a new reagent, Thermo Fisher. The FDA approved the new reagent earlier this week. 

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April 22, 2020 Federal Update: COVID-19

Stimulus 3.5 – Congress is hoping to pass by this Wednesday April 22 a fourth stimulus package some have dubbed “Stimulus 3.5.”  It will purportedly include an additional $300 billion to replenish the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program that ran out of funds in less than two weeks; $50 billion for the Small Business Administration’s disaster relief fund, $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.

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April 22, 2020 State of Ohio Update: COVID-19

Current Statistics: As of April 20, Ohio had 12,516 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 403 probable cases for a total of 12,919.   2,653 Ohioans were hospitalized, with 798 in ICU.   87 counties have confirmed cases, with Vinton County being the only county with no confirmed cases.  There have been 491 confirmed deaths from the virus and 18 probable deaths, for a total of 509.

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Events

2020 OEDA Annual Summit

Be sure to save the date for the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18, 2018 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. The Annual Summit is OEDA’s flagship conference, with programming for every Ohio economic developer. From the sharing of best practices and lessons learned in case studies to the information gleaned from nationally-recognized experts and industry leaders, the 2018 Annual Summit is an excellent opportunity to Expand Your Knowledge and Your Network. Mark your calendar today!