RFP – Economic Development Strategy – City of Upper Arlington

Sep 15, 2020 | Jobs

The City of Upper Arlington’s Economic Development Division is currently seeking proposals from qualified consultant firms to develop an Economic Development Strategy, with a deadline of 3 pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Please find attached the RFP.

The resulting Economic Development Strategy should reflect and be complementary to One Columbus’ Strategic Plan and the Prepared Communities Win program in the Columbus Region.

Questions about the proposal should be directed to Lana Dennis, Purchasing Administrator, at ldennis@uaoh.net.

Capitalizing on rural corporate site location opportunities

Rural communities are prime targets for companies considering a corporate site location project. Rural areas in the U.S. cover 97 % of the nation’s land area but contain 19.3 % of the population who are more likely to own a single family home, are older and less likely to hold a bachelor’s degree or be in poverty than their urban counters.

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AEP Names Wells Vice President, Sales, Economic and Business Development

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has promoted Timothy J. Wells to vice president, Sales, Economic and Business Development, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Wells replaces Mark James who retired last month.

Wells, 55, will lead AEP’s efforts to attract new commercial and industrial customers to its service territory and help existing customers take advantage of AEP’s growing menu of business consultation services. AEP has unique expertise in the energy field and has become a trusted energy advisor to many of its larger customers. Wells will be responsible for leading growth in services that fall outside of the distribution and transmission of electricity, in addition to helping communities bring new jobs to their local economies.

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