Keeping Ohio Ahead, Submitting for Governor’s Cup on a Quarterly Basis

May 24, 2021 | News, Newsletter

Stuart Moynihan
JobsOhio

 

Participation in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup is an important opportunity to showcase your communities and how you’ve made an impact by nominating the economic development project wins.

Because of your work, Ohio ranked No. 1 in the Governor’s Cup 2020 state economic and business attraction rankings in projects per capita for the second consecutive year. An outstanding achievement! Congratulations and thank you for earning Ohio this coveted title yet again.

This year, Site Selection has announced a few changes to its project criteria and will now collect data on a quarterly basis, so that the projects are available when/if the editors need them. The new dates for submitting quarterly data are:

  1. 1st quarter (January/February/March) by May 21st.
  2. 2nd quarter (April/May/June) by August 1st (This will be the mid-year submission date).
  3. 3rd quarter (July/August/September) by November 1st.
  4. 4th quarter (October/November/December) by December 17th (This will be the end-of-year submission date).

JobsOhio encourages you to submit quarterly to Site Selection so Ohio can continue to show its strong economic standing and ongoing leadership in recovering from this pandemic. The JobsOhio Governor’s Cup submission portal is always open. In sharing your projects, you can:

  • Help tell the story of aggregate success throughout the state.
  • Entice additional opportunities for economic growth.
  • Aid Ohio’s economic development entities in refining strategies and resources to grow Ohio as a desirable location for business investment.

You are the difference-makers in each Ohio community across the state and, through these submissions, Ohio’s ongoing recognition is proof of that.

To learn more about these updated guidelines and more, please visit Site Selection’s Conway Projects Database.

Hold the Date: July 26th – Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook Webinar

The Ohio Economic Development Association is sponsoring a complimentary webinar on bringing equity and diversity to neighborhoods on July 26, 2021, 3 to 4:30pm. Sponsored in collaboration with the International Economic Development Council and the Brookings Institute, the Community-rooted Economic Inclusion Strategic Action Playbook argues that now is the time for community, city, and regional leaders to advance bold place-based solutions that foster long-overdue investment and opportunity within disinvested communities—and to do so in a way that benefits existing residents and small businesses within these communities.

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Substantial Transportation Funding Opportunities Blossoming

While this May has been cold, transportation funding opportunities are starting to heat up. The month of May brings with it funding opportunities for Ohio’s Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs).  Ohio has 51 TIDs covering large areas of the state.  These intergovernmental agencies are designed to foster planning and cooperation among different counties and local governments to plan for regional transportation priorities.  TIDs have local, state and federal transportation funding sources upon which they can access. 

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Spooky Nook’s first tenant will be a familiar face

Spooky Nook, the massive indoor sports complex and hotel under construction in Hamilton, has announced its first retail tenant as the project nears its targeted completion date by the end of this year.

Municipal Brew Works, which opened in Hamilton in 2016, inked a 15-year lease earlier this month to operate its second location from the development’s Mill Two, which will also house Spooky Nook’s 233-room on-site hotel. Owners Jim Goodman and Mark Jackson told me the expansion will allow Municipal to brew more experimental beers. Demand at its original site on High Street is so high that it doesn’t allow for a lot of that now.

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