OSDC Appoints Michael Kinninger as New Executive Director

Jul 26, 2018 | News, Newsletter |

Ohio Statewide Development Corporation

The Ohio Statewide Development Corporation (OSDC) announced Michael Kinninger has been hired as its new Executive Director. Effective August 31, long-time Executive Director Dianne Allen will retire after 18 years in the role. Kinninger had previously served as a Loan Officer for OSDC.

Prior to working as a Loan Officer for OSDC, Kinninger was employed at Ohio Development Services Agency where he coordinated the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program, providing gap financing to business investment projects across the State. Kinninger also currently serves as an appointee by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners on its Tax Incentive Review Councils, providing oversight to hundreds of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) projects across Franklin County. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs (Master of Public Administration) and Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (Bachelor of Business Administration).

“Michael is a talented professional with an expansive knowledge of Ohio’s economic development resources,” said Jeff Darding, President of the OSDC Board of Directors. “Dianne has been instrumental to OSDC’s success over the last 18 years and we are well-positioned for the future thanks to her guidance. The OSDC Board is eager to enter a new chapter under Michael’s leadership.”

“I am excited to take on this new challenge,” said Kinninger. “Dianne has built a financially sound, well-respected organization with a talented staff. I look forward to building on the strong foundation she created so that even more Ohioans are able to take advantage of affordable financing options to grow their small businesses.”

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.

read more

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.

read more