JobsOhio Helps Drive Down the Cost of Brownfield Redevelopment

Aug 15, 2017 | News, Newsletter |

Nate Green.
The Montrose Group.

Infill and urban development is becoming increasingly popular as the Millennial generation choses to live and work in walkable, new urbanist communities. Despite that trend, a greenfield site is much easier to sell and less costly to develop than a brownfield-infill site.

A greenfield site with all the infrastructure in place may sell for $45,000 an acre while a competing brownfield site may need to sell for twice that much to cover the considerable costs of environmental assessment and remediation and demolition. In many instances a public-sector partner is needed to help drive down the costs of the brownfield site to make it compatible cost-wise with a greenfield site.

Click HERE to learn more about JobsOhio programs that help drive down the cost of brownfield redevelopment.

Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

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Ohio Economic Development Institute Graduates First Group of Certified Economic Developers

The Ohio Economic Development Institute, a continuing education program for experienced economic developers, has graduated its first seven participants. Another 16 will complete the program in six months.

The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

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