Montrose Group Annual Ohio Policy Summit

Aug 23, 2018 | Events, Newsletter

Ohio Opioid Solution Summit
August 28, 2018
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, 34 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Montrose Group will host the Ohio Opioid Solutions Summit on August 28, 2018 from 8:30am to Noon.  A recent Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank report found that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and Ohio, unfortunately ranks 2nd in the U.S. in opioid overdose deaths.  The opioid crisis is a major social and economic challenge for Ohio.  The Montrose Group, LLC, a Columbus based economic development and public policy consulting firm, is coordinating that Ohio Opioid Solution Summit to discuss the scope of the problem, how communities and companies are dealing with it and what the government can do to address the issue. Register for this free event by emailing Lauren Bell, at lbell@montrosegroupllc.com.

Much more than just “drug houses”; State grants to fund commercial building demolition would propel county land banks as key drivers of Ohio’s economic development

In late April 2021, a legislative committee in the Ohio House held its second hearing to consider creating a $100 million grant program, exclusively for county land banks, to fund commercial building demolition. Ohio’s land bank statutes are recognized as a national model, uniquely providing an opt-in for county commissioners to direct tax collections to fund their county land banks’ activities. That revenue model, coupled with allocations from the state’s Hardest Hit Fund (specifically, the sun-setting Neighborhood Initiative Program), allowed land banks to grow in number during the past decade and thrive in addressing so-called nonproductive land in their communities. 

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Partnership Produces Success in Paulding County Through Northwest State Community College

Archbold, Ohio – Communication, collaboration, and partnerships are all sometimes a difficult ask. The ultimate goal of all three is to produce action that leads to meeting a goal or need. At Paulding High School, the goal was met as five students completed the Northwest State Community College welding course. The offering, consisting of two college level welding courses, came to fruition alongside the OhioMeansJobs-Defiance and Paulding Counties Office, the Paulding County Economic Development Office, Paulding High School, and Northwest State Community College.

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