OEDA Works to Protect PAB, New Market Tax Credit & Historic Tax Credit

Nov 15, 2017 | Advocacy |

The Ohio Economic Development Association has joined with a broad coalition of organizations asking members of Ohio’s congressional delegation to protect private activity bonds, the New Market Tax Credit and the Historic Tax Credit as important tools used for economic development in Ohio.  Sharing examples of how these tools have been used in Ohio, OEDA sent letters and made calls to every member of the Ohio delegation and is seeing the results of these coordinated efforts as evidenced by the Senate legislation. For a sample of those letters, click HERE.

The Senate tax reform bill:

  • Preserves the Private Activity Bond,
  • Preserves the New Markets Tax Credit,
  • Repeals advance refundings, and the
  • Historic Tax Credit is modified to a 10% credit and the credit for pre-1936 buildings is repealed.

OEDA will continue to be engaged on both bills as they move through their respective chambers and the conference committee.

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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