RFP 2018-05-23 ~ Franklin County Economic Development Strategic Plan
SUMMARY: The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of Franklin County Economic Development is seeking Proposals for an Economic Development Strategic Plan.
RFP Number: 2018-05-23
RFP Title: Franklin County Economic Development Strategic Plan
RFP Opening: June 1, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Proposals MUST be received by 2:00 p.m on or before that date. Proposals received after this date and time must be automatically rejected. The time clock machine in the Purchasing Department will serve as the official record for recording bid submissions.
The Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department (“EDP”), which serves as the Franklin County Board of Commissioners (“County”) primary economic development organization, is soliciting proposals from a qualified consultant or team (“Respondent”) to aid in providing Franklin County, Ohio with a broad, actionable, and impactful economic development strategy, hereafter referred to as the “Franklin County Economic Development Strategic Plan” (“EDSP”). Respondents to this RFP will represent a firm, company, team or individual possessing experience and expertise in working with local government officials and the public to solicit input on public programs, conducting evaluations of economic development activities and programs, identifying innovative solutions to complex public policy challenges and composing forward looking strategic planning documents for large urban counties and/or regions.
The County is interested in gaining a broader perspective on the challenges facing Local Economic Development Organizations operating within the geographical boundaries of Franklin County, a vision for EDP’s role within the local economic development landscape, an understanding of EDP’s past performance (particularly as it relates to the Smart Works portfolio of economic development programs) and suggestions for new activities and programs the County could implement in order to help solve the region’s economic development-related challenges.
Click Here for the RFP Notification Letter
Ohio CDC Association is partnering with Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) to bring the National Development Council (NDC) Housing Development Finance Training to Ohio.
NDC offers this nationally renowned training program that builds the development finance capacity for professionals working at every level and for every sector of the economic, housing and community development profession.read more
Communities driven by private sector technology developments will move to create Smart Communities to address transportation, public service, safety and utility challenges in 2019. Smart Community models are driven by Information Age technology known as the Internet of Things (IoT) and self-driving vehicles known as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).read more
The Champaign Economic Partnership’s new business liaison, Ashley Cook, is providing students and others in Champaign County an inside look at local manufacturing facilities and the career opportunities they offer.read more