NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Governor Mike DeWine
Celebrate Northeast Ohio’s Economic Development Achievements
In 2018, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to advance our region’s economy. It’s time to celebrate! On May 2nd, we will honor economic development professionals with Team NEO’s annual event.
May 2 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Embassy Suites – Independence
We will also recognize three individuals who have advanced the region’s strategy as Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champions:
- Business Leader | Tracey Nichols, Director of Financial Services, Project Management Consultants LLC
- Economic Development Leader | Patrick Kelly, Director, Economic Development, FirstEnergy
- Community Leader | Jay Gershen, D.D.S., PhD., President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
A new program — the Ohio Maritime Assistance Program program — is providing funding to ports along the Ohio River and Lake Erie or businesses within ports.
The Program began accepting applications from ports in late January and will continue through March 27. The program is making available $11 million through June 30 and an additional $12 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2021.read more
During fall 2019, the General Assembly changed Ohio law governing tax increment financing (“TIF”) exemptions in a big way. For certain TIF projects, local communities can extend the exemptions – and therefore continue to redirect property tax millage to necessary public infrastructure improvements – up to 30 additional years.read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, in his capacity as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the launch of the Industry Sector Partnership grant program, which was funded through the state operating budget.read more