NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2018 | News, Newsletter

Save the Date:  May 10, 4p.m. – 6p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s celebration that will correlate with International Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) National Economic Development Week, an opportunity to honor and celebrate you!

In 2017, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to exceed most goals set by JobsOhio in four categories: projects completed, jobs created/committed, payroll added/committed and capital investment.

We’ve come so far.  Let’s keep the momentum going!
You won’t want to miss Keynote Speaker Tim Timken, CEO & President of TimkenSteel Corporation. We will also  recognize three individuals – a business leader, an economic development leader and a community leader – that are playing a major role in advancing the region’s strategy. More details to come!

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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