If you are doing business with the federal government, you must meet certain cybersecurity compliance standards. A workshop at Ohio University will cover everything you and your business need to know to be compliant with the new federal regulations.
JobsOhio: Governor Mike DeWine announced April 15 the appointment of Robert C. Smith as chairman of the JobsOhio Board of Directors. Smith is partner and market leader of Cerity Partners’ Cleveland office and has more than 40 years of experience in investing, finance, accounting and business management. Smith has held a number of past and current board roles, including appointments to the boards of Team NEO where he is currently Chair, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Port of Cleveland and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Smith has an MBA in finance from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University (ONU), which also awarded him an honorary doctorate of business administration for his years of service as chair of the ONU board of trustees.
Governor’s Budget Bill: The Biennial Operating Budget Bill (HB 166) was introduced in the House March 25 and under Ohio’s Constitution, must be signed by the Governor by June 30. The proposed budget appropriates total spending of $69.56 billion in FY 2020, an increase of 4.1% from the current budget, and $71.29 billion in FY 2021, or a 2.5% increase. A link to the full bill can be found at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA133-HB-166 and the Legislative Service Commission’s Analysis is at: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=11470&format=pdf
In 2018, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to advance our region’s economy. It’s time to celebrate! On May 2nd, we will honor economic development professionals with Team NEO’s annual event.
Don’t miss the April meeting at the Brecksville Community Center. The featured topic is incentives. The Project Management Team at Team NEO and JobsOhio will discuss the assistance programs available to companies locating and expanding in Ohio.