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The new Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership was created to spread valuable information about the manufacturing industry (and opportunities within it) for future workers. Twenty-four of Stark County’s more than five hundred manufacturers have already joined the organization, which
Continue Reading Canton Manufacturers Form Workforce Partnership

Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth are extending their education and research partnership through June 30, 2031. The partnership is notable for the clinical learning opportunities the partnership offers to medical students. The renewal focuses on further developing education programs,
Continue Reading CWRU and MetroHealth Extend Their Affiliation Through 2031

Raymond C. Headen will be appearing with a panel of national experts, including JobsOhio General Counsel Don Grubbs, for two economic development and public finance seminars to be released in mid-September 2021. For those who are lawyers, you can receive
Continue Reading Taft Attorney Raymond C. Headen to appear in National Economic Development and Public Finance Seminar – Filming Dates in August 2021 and Program Release Dates in September 2021

H.B. 110 – Ohio’s recently enacted budget bill – has changed the definition of “Public Infrastructure Improvement” in R.C, 5709.40(A) to add language which will now permit off-street parking facilities to be financed with PILOTs, including those off-street parking facilities
Continue Reading H.B. 110 (Budget) Bill Highlights: New Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Law Changes

In addition to the Brownfield Remediation Grant Program, H.B. 110 also creates within Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) a new grant program (new R.C. 122.6512) that covers up to 75% of a project’s total cost to demolish commercial and residential
Continue Reading H.B. 110 (Budget) Bill Highlights: New Grant Program to Help Building Demolition and Site Revitalization

Recently enacted H.B. 110, the State of Ohio’s Budget Bill, has created a new grant program (O.R.C. 122.6511) to cover up to 75% of a project’s total cost to help remediate brownfields. The program, called the Brownfield Remediation Program,
Continue Reading H.B. 110 (Budget) Bill Highlights: New Grant Program to Help to Remediate Brownfields

H.B. 110 has made certain changes to Ohio’s Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) law pursuant to newly enacted R.C. 715.72(A)(10), (11); and (J)(2). The new provisions relate both to the creation of a new JEDD or amending an existing
Continue Reading H.B. 110 (Budget Bill) Highlights: New Changes Affect Ability to Add and Exclude Land to and from JEDDs

Newly enacted R.C. 122.17(A)(11) and (D)(2)(c) creates a new “megaproject” designation in the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit program. The new provisions allow a tax credit of up to 30 years for very large projects, defined as at least $1B
Continue Reading H.B. 110 (Budget Bill) Highlights: Changes in Law Pertaining to “Mega Projects.”