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Economic Development Administrator – Clinton County Port Authority

Individual serves as an action-oriented project professional that works to proactively identify, initiate and execute economic development opportunities for new and prospective businesses in Clinton County. The individual shall report to the Executive Director and work closely with other staff members of the Clinton County Port Authority, as well as other economic development/community development agencies and units of government within Clinton County, the Dayton Region, and the State of Ohio. 

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2019 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. All award finalists and winners will be notified prior to the Annual Summit so as to make appropriate arrangements.

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Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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A Message from JobsOhio President J.P. Nauseef Partner Engagement Update – We’re Listening!

In March 2019, I joined the JobsOhio team and determined my first priority was to meet with our local economic development partners across the great state of Ohio. My goal was to understand your experiences with us, learn where we exceeded your expectations, and hear your ideas on ways to improve our partnership. Economic development has always been a team effort, so I wanted to engage the team, and indeed you engaged with us!

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Tracked Senate Bills – June 2019

Major changes in the Senate version include:

Restoration of the pass-through entity income tax deduction back to the first $250,000 of income;
Inclusion of Governor Mike DeWine’s proposal for $550 million in wraparound services funding for schools but re-directing an additional $125 million the House provided for those programs to other purposes, including assistance to fast-growing districts and an expansion of school vouchers;
Funding of the first two years of Governor DeWine’s proposed H2Ohio water quality initiative at $172 million for the biennium, and
Restoration of the statewide Kinship Care Navigator Program as proposed by the Governor, and its $15 million per year funding.

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Tracked House Bills – June 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill: The Governor’s proposed budget for the 2020-2021 Biennium, HB 166 has been moving forward, with the House passing a Substitute Bill May 9 and the Senate releasing its Substitute Bill June 11.  The Governor must sign a final budget bill by June 30.

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Tracked House Bills – May 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill:  The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25, and a substitute bill was passed by the Ohio House on May 9.  Copies of the original and substitute bill are available at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166  The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is currently holding hearings and under Ohio’s Constitution, a budget bill must be signed by the Governor by June 30.

The bill includes initiatives important to Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted, including additional funding for wraparound services for children and families and a water quality program called “H2Ohio” that will fund improvements in waterways across Ohio including Lake Erie.  Economic development provisions included in the House’s substitute bill include:

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Tracked Senate Bills – May 2019

Governor’s Budget Bill:  The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25, and a substitute bill was passed by the Ohio House on May 9.  Copies of the original and substitute bill are available at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166  The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is currently holding hearings and under Ohio’s Constitution, a budget bill must be signed by the Governor by June 30.

The bill includes initiatives important to Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted, including additional funding for wraparound services for children and families and a water quality program called “H2Ohio” that will fund improvements in waterways across Ohio including Lake Erie.  Economic development provisions included in the House’s substitute bill include:

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Tracked House Bills – April 2019

JobsOhio: Governor Mike DeWine announced April 15 the appointment of Robert C. Smith as chairman of the JobsOhio Board of Directors. Smith is partner and market leader of Cerity Partners’ Cleveland office and has more than 40 years of experience in investing, finance, accounting and business management. Smith has held a number of past and current board roles, including appointments to the boards of Team NEO where he is currently Chair, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Port of Cleveland and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Smith has an MBA in finance from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University (ONU), which also awarded him an honorary doctorate of business administration for his years of service as chair of the ONU board of trustees.

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