WIRE-Net is a nationally recognized, economic development organization. WIRE-Net is a leading force in strengthening manufacturing and fueling economic growth, a foundation of healthy communities. We provide expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership. WIRE-Net is organized as a 501c-3 charitable, non-profit organization and celebrates its 30th year of serving its members and the greater Cleveland community in 2018.
WIRE-Net is searching for its next President and Executive Director to lead the organization, manage its staff of 12, including 3 direct reports (Workforce Development, Manufacturing Services, Finance and Operations), and mobilize the board to implement its 2020 Strategic Plan. They are searching for 10 years progressively responsible experience, 3 years progressively responsible experience in the field of economic development, experience in program development, management of program leaders in manufacturing and workforce, along a knowledge of emerging manufacturing technologies .
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