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    Posts by John Caleb Bell, CRE®

    He has served as bond counsel in a wide variety of transactions. His clients include municipalities, counties, townships, school districts, and public universities, as well as private developers and property owners across Ohio ...

Thanks to a partnership among the Morrow County Development Authority, the Board of Morrow County Commissioners, and the Morrow County Engineer, the county will get a new engineering facility that will reduce costs, increase efficiency, and pay for itself in 20 years, the Morrow County Sentinel reports. The new garage “will be a roughly ...

Bricker Graydon is pleased to announce the achievement of being named the #1 ranked firm in Ohio for publicly-offered municipal bonds issued during the first half of 2023. The recognition, published in The Bond Buyer, underscores Bricker Graydon's leadership as public finance counsel and its legacy of excellence in serving clients in Ohio for ...

Federal energy policy is making many new incentives available for local governments to fund energy-related assets. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), enacted in 2022, established a set of energy-related asset categories that are now being directly subsidized by the federal government. Under the IRA, nearly any advanced or renewable energy asset ...

New Community Authority could provide money for new development in Mount Vernon

2023, the year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, may well turn out to be the year of the CRANE (Community Reinvestment Areas in Need of Expertise) in Ohio. On January 2, 2023, Governor Mike DeWine signed Substitute Senate Bill 33, which, in large part, modifies not only the establishment and management of Community Reinvestment Areas ...

DSW parent company’s request to cancel tax incentive approved

JPMorgan Chase solar installation at Polaris office is second largest in the world

Castellini takes on new position with Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 

More than 100,000 Ohioans work in clean energy jobs, report shows

Greenfield selected for economic development opportunity

Municipal port authority would expand Middletown’s economic development options

On July 17, 2020, the Columbus Regional Special Improvement District (ESID)'s PACE financing program, administered by the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, announced that they have now closed over $100 million in funding for local energy-related projects.

Tomco Machining, a producer of tubular assemblies for commercial and military clients, is “on track to finalize a nearly $3 million project by mid-May,” which will enable them to expand their workforce, the Dayton Business Journal reports. 

ESID will allow $30M Traditions of Lebanon facility to use PACE financing

PACENation, a national trade association providing education, advocacy and resources for PACE financing, selected Columbus, Ohio, as the site of its 2020 Annual Summit, which will be held March 30-April 1.

In an upward climb, Ohio’s investment in property assessed clean energy increased by over 42 percent from 2018 to 2019. 

Canadian auto parts supplier to open first U.S. facility in Toledo


Steel manufacturer plans Dayton area expansion, doubling its local workforce

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance has record-breaking year for PACE financing

Ohio plans to become fourth state to offer residential PACE financing

Winston named as new president and CEO of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

The Energy Exchange: Charging Toward the Future event May 9, 2019

With this week’s financial closings, the historic Dayton Arcade revitalization project is underway.

Approval from city “sets stage” for Dayton Arcade’s financial close

Ohio Senate passes bill to authorize state tax credits for Opportunity Zones investments

Big projects changing Middletown’s once-stalled downtown

Ohio SB 8 would authorize tax credits for Opportunity Zone investments

Two Columbus projects awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

This graphic shows the total number and amount of PACE financing transactions in Ohio for 2018. 

Largest C-PACE deal in U.S. for 2018: $16.3M for Columbus project 

Warren County lays groundwork for CRA to draw “top companies”

Lorain Port Authority new 5-year plan includes name change and business financing

Forbes magazine says C-PACE financing is “Poised for Breakout”

Bricker served as bond counsel for many elements of the financing and has represented Crawford Hoying for the Bridge Park project, which recently won an award.

Bricker's Economic Development team recently launched a collection of online resources highlighting the opportunities, challenges and mechanics of PACE financing.

S&P Global upgrades Central Ohio Bond Fund to A- investment rating

Lorain approves energy special improvement district

On September 25-26, join CDFA and PACENation in Dublin, Ohio, for the CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable and the PACENation Ohio Regional Conference. Bricker attorney Rob McCarthy will present on Downtown Redevelopment Districts at the CDFA Roundtable, while attorneys Caleb Bell and Colin Kalvas will present on PACE and C-PACE at the PACENation ...

Bexley offering seminar for residential PACE program 

S&P upgrades Development Finance Authority bond fund to A-

For your reference, our team recently developed a comprehensive Ohio map featuring all active and inactive PACE programs in the state. 

Pennsylvania joins Ohio and other states offering PACE financing

Many commercial buildings have outdated lighting, windows or HVAC that, if updated, would reduce energy costs. NOPEC may be able to help finance these updates.

Greenworks offering PACE financing for energy upgrades to Ohio businesses

First PACE project in Sycamore Township completed

On July 19, 2016, the White House announced the Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative, a new partnership among several federal agencies designed to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency. 

PACE guidance change opens program to FHA homeowners for first time

Housing plan for Grove City’s Town Center could add $1M in revenue to local businesses
S&P upgrades Northwest Ohio Bond Fund rating to “A-”
Court rules that FHFA may refuse to underwrite residential mortgages for homes with PACE projects
The PACE program: a new approach to financing commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades
Keeping up the PACE: Bricker & Eckler serves as bond counsel for Ohio’s third PACE bond transaction
Keeping up the PACE: Ohio’s second PACE bond issue closes
On the horizon in Ohio: Is there potential for funding energy projects through innovative “on-bill repayment” mechanism?
City of Oregon establishes an Energy Special Improvement District as part of the Northwest Ohio Advanced Energy Improvement Corporation
IRS issues guidance on QECBs
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s Northwest Ohio Bond Fund receives credit rating upgrade
Bricker sets the PACE: Ohio achieves first PACE bond issuance with Bricker & Eckler as bond counsel

PACE financing gets public comment review after federal appeals court decision

The Ohio Economic Development Association is holding its three-day Annual Summit at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris.  “Ohio in Change” will feature breakout sessions from a variety of professionals in the economic development industry.  

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