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Economic Development Officer – MORPC – Columbus, Ohio

As  Central  Ohio’s  regional  council,  MORPC  is  an  association of  cities,  villages,  townships, counties  and  regional  organizations  and serves  rural,  suburban,  and  urban areas.  We take  pride in bringing communities  of  all  sizes  and interests  together  to collaborate on best  practices  and plan for  the  future  of  our  growing region.  We  do  this  through  a  variety  of  programs,  services, projects  and initiatives  –  all  with the goal  of  improving the lives  of  our  residents  and  making Central  Ohio stand out  on  the  world stage.

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Loan Closing and Servicing Officer – OSDC – Columbus, Ohio

Seeking detail-oriented, self-starter with experience working on commercial loans. Individual should enjoy working in team setting with ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines. Significant on-the-job training available for individuals who demonstrate ability to learn quickly and interest in taking ownership of job responsibilities.

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News

A Team Effort: Bringing Intel to Ohio

Intel’s announcement to partner with Ohio to expand its chip manufacturing operations in Ohio’s Licking County is a tremendous victory for the United States. Semiconductors are a brand-new vital industry to our state and will supercharge Ohio’s economy.

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Community Partners Outline Plans for Uptown Cincinnati’s Five Core Neighborhoods

Uptown Consortium Inc.’s (UCI) community partners are gearing up for a year of collaboration, relationship-building and community engagement. Projects in Uptown’s five core neighborhoods: Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, University Heights (CUF) and Mt. Auburn are in various stages of development—but all with the goal of maintaining Uptown’s status as one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant and eclectic areas.

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Advocacy

Tracked House Bills – February 2022

Federal News:

2022 may be the tipping point in sales of electric vehicles:  Market analysts are predicting 2022 may be the year in which sales of cars powered solely by batteries tip into the mainstream.  Data reported for 2021 show such vehicle sales surged in the United States, Europe and China; sales of fossil fuel vehicles were stagnant.

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Tracked Senate Bills – February 2022

Federal News:

2022 may be the tipping point in sales of electric vehicles:  Market analysts are predicting 2022 may be the year in which sales of cars powered solely by batteries tip into the mainstream.  Data reported for 2021 show such vehicle sales surged in the United States, Europe and China; sales of fossil fuel vehicles were stagnant.

One compelling data point is that electric vehicles accounted for only 2 ½ percent of new vehicle sales in 2019, but were nearly 9 percent of all new cars sold worldwide in 2021.  It could be that 2022 is the year when the internal combustion engine truly began to slide toward obsolescence.

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Tracked House Bills – January 2022

Federal News:

Final Rule released for local governments’ use of ARPA funds:  On January 6, the U.S. Treasury issued its 437-page Final Rule on the use of ARPA – Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.  The Treasury published a high-quality overview describing its new guidance. 

But which form of guidance to follow?  Interim Rule or Final Rule?  Treasury states that its Final Rule takes effect on April 1, 2022; prior to that date, “recipients may take actions and use funds in a manner consistent with the final rule, and Treasury will not take action to enforce the interim final rule if a use of funds is consistent with the terms of the final rule, regardless of when the [Local Fiscal Recovery Funds] were used” (U.S. Treasury, Statement Regarding Compliance with the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Interim Final Rule and Final Rule, Jan. 2022, at page 1).

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Tracked Senate Bills – January 2022

State News:

State Capital Bill requests to be due by March 18 to your legislators:  We now know of the timeline set by the General Assembly and Governor DeWine’s Administration for the capital budget for 2022. In December, Senate Finance Committee Chair Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) announced the plan to (i) complete the capital re-appropriations budget by March 31 of funding already authorized projects and (ii) appropriations for new capital projects are to be due to state legislators by March 18.  For new projects, legislators will submit their priorities by April 1.

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Tracked House Bills – December 2021

Federal News:

Hello, Senator Manchin. It’s you again. President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan on the ropes: The Biden Administration’s multi-trillion dollar climate change and economic plan was torpedoed December 19 by Senator Joe Manchin III (D – West Virginia) during a television appearance.

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Events

Save the Dates for the In-Person OEDA Annual Summit!

It sure has been a while… We are so excited to be back as the 2021 Annual Summit returns to an in-person event this year!

This 2021 Annual Summit is designed to help you re-connect and re-energize while making sure you have the information you need to achieve success in your community.

This year’s conference is built around two days of general sessions and multiple networking opportunities. It ends with a celebration of Ohio’s economic and workforce development community at the 2021 Excellence Awards.  Stay tuned for more details; the final schedule will be released later this month.

Hold the Date: July 26th – Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook Webinar

The Ohio Economic Development Association is sponsoring a complimentary webinar on bringing equity and diversity to neighborhoods on July 26, 2021, 3 to 4:30pm. Sponsored in collaboration with the International Economic Development Council and the Brookings Institute, the Community-rooted Economic Inclusion Strategic Action Playbook argues that now is the time for community, city, and regional leaders to advance bold place-based solutions that foster long-overdue investment and opportunity within disinvested communities—and to do so in a way that benefits existing residents and small businesses within these communities.