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Downtown Newark Arcade project awarded $1M from the state

Grant and TIF package approved for Worthington’s High North project 

Columbus reforming tax incentive program to require more affordable housing

Nearly $85M West Carrollton river district project could be “catalytic”

Developer seeks state tax credit for $107M downtown Cincinnati project

Shalersville, Streetsboro work to establish JEDD for warehouse development project

Public/private partnerships fueling economic development surge in Painesville

Downtown Cincinnati apartment project gets initial approval for tax incentive

Much ballyhoo has accompanied the U.S. Treasury’s publication in January 2022 of its Final Rule in the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Local governments across the country are scrambling to deploy their stimulus funds in response to the pandemic, pay essential workers, provide government services, and invest in water, sewer and ...

With the U.S. Treasury’s January 2022 release of its Final Rule in the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, we began publishing this series of articles reviewing the lesser publicized aspects of that guidance (hence, the “B-sides” moniker). In this edition, we address the Treasury’s presumed eligible use of federal ...

Developer proposes fourth phase of Library Park in downtown Columbus

Study says Ohio is poised to become a leader in hydrogen economy

Atlanta developer building huge spec warehouse in Medina County 


TIF plan for Carnation Mall in Alliance moves forward


Dayton: tax incentives supported $200M in new investment in 2021

Tax incentive helps bring Buckeye Sports Center to Huron

Insurance company’s $8M expansion will create 150 new jobs in Cincinnati

State offers incentive for $900M manufacturing project that would bring 1,200 jobs

Developer proposes apartment tower “gateway” between Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati

Rep. Kaptur proposes Great Lakes Authority to promote and protect region

Proposed $125M Beachwood hotel project would create walkable, mixed-use development

Intel project’s impact on Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties

Staq Pharma Inc. to add $50M Columbus-area plant, bring 300 jobs

Intel’s $20B investment will have a “ripple effect” on Central Ohio

$1B project would bring housing, commercial space to Obetz

Defiance considers DRDs to fund infrastructure and incentives

$60M world-class intermodal port system could be “generational catalyst” for Lorain

Norris named Canton’s new economic development director

Consortium seeks $2B in federal funding for Clean Hydrogen Hub in Ohio


Downtown Sandusky’s Hogrefe Building to celebrate opening in March

Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park adding 320 acres for development

Making Ohio a hub for Black-owned tech startups

Hyperion to invest nearly $300M in Columbus HQ facility


Bosco named new Lancaster Port Authority Assistant Director

Tax incentive proposed for Van Aken District project

CFFA’s “strong year” in 2021 included more than a half billion in financing

Ardagh to invest $411M in Huron facility 

Jaguar Transport Holdings to build $12M facility in Marion

Continuing our series of articles reviewing the lesser publicized aspects of the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) guidance (hence, the “B-sides” moniker), we address the U.S. Treasury’s issued guidance as to using federal stimulus funding to seed local governments’ revolving loan funds (RLFs). Specifically, we have clearer ...

Tax rebate will keep Sweeping Corp. of America HQ in Seven Hills


Developer proposes $45M mixed-use building near Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Port Authority tops $200M in deals for Dayton area in 2021

Bricker & Eckler energy attorneys Kara Herrnstein, Karia Ruffin and Dylan Borchers will present a webinar, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EST, to recap an active 2021 year for solar development in Ohio and look ahead to potential development trends and issues in 2022. Topics covered will include a survey of projects at the Ohio Power Siting ...

Intel to bring $20B, 3,000-job semiconductor factory to Columbus area

Much has been written by various prognosticators regarding the January 6, 2022, release by the U.S. Treasury of its final rule as to the use by state and local governments of federal stimulus funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Worthington leaders expect more economic development growth in 2022


Monroe County Port Authority sees industrial park acquisition as economic development opportunity

Grandview Heights creating its first economic development strategic plan

OSU Innovation District scores largest-ever Columbus jobs incentive at $47 million

Cincinnati Port approves financing tools for $100M in area projects

SK Food Group chooses Columbus after nationwide search for new facility

The $211M second phase of The Peninsula will create 1,000 jobs

Dayton Arcade developer plans to invest $124M for next phases

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s 2022 plans include expansion of bond fund lending

The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) released rules and associated program guideline documents (Brownfield Remediation and Building Demolition and Site Revitalization) to govern the disbursement of $500 million in total grant funds for distressed properties in Ohio. The rules were emergency filed and are effective as of December ...

Lima establishes Opportunity Zone equity fund

Orange extends Pinecrest TIF an additional 30 years

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

New Norwalk Economic Development Corp. director talks development with City Council

JobsOhio partners with six port authorities to boost bond capacity with $50 million

Cedar Point and Sandusky reach milestone $100M deal

Upstart Holdings adding 508 jobs to Columbus staff

$1.3B Hollywoodland mixed-use development will create Middletown riverfront destination

Distribution center could bring 1,000 new jobs to Springfield

Port Authority grows opportunities after Newark AFB closure

City of Columbus came out ahead on tax incentive deals in 2020 despite missed goals

Manufacturer’s $1.1M expansion adding 21 jobs to Knox County

Ohio in the running for $2.7 billion sheet mill

Columbus Kroger Bakery redevelopment project gets approval from Development Commission

Nearly $1 billion magnesium plant bringing 200 full-time jobs to Cadiz

Proposed TIF would fund downtown Sylvania improvements


Painesville approves three new TIF districts to support redevelopment projects

City of Green proposing TIF to finance development area without adding taxes

Four projects win $4M in JobsOhio Vibrant Community grants

Hogrefe Building awarded $1M state grant for $8.8M restoration 

Four Ohio counties in top ten rural U.S. counties for economic development in 2020

$32M mixed-use redevelopment project planned for St. Bernard shopping mall site

Hillsboro approves four TIFs to fund public improvements, transfer of park to CIC 

Port, Neyer Properties partner on former Dow Chemical site redevelopment

Construction started on $25M mixed-use Tower Park in Mason

Bricker & Eckler energy attorneys Kara Herrnstein and Dylan Borchers will review changes to the utility scale permitting process as a result of Ohio Senate Bill 52 via a webinar, Thursday, August 19, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Schrimpf named Kettering’s new economic development manager

Columbus City Council approves plans for $25M mixed-use Linden development

Solon appoints Cleveland native Holloway as new director of planning and community development

Herdeg named new Cuyahoga County economic development chief

Several large Cincinnati companies invest a second time in Port’s job-creating fund

Central Ohio developer plans $20.9M speculative cold storage facility near Rickenbacker

Historic Hamilton mill $20M restoration would include 100 apartments, commercial space

COTA to buy downtown Columbus Greyhound bus terminal for $9.5M, create mixed-use development


White Castle plans $27M Dayton-area expansion, 30 new jobs

Downtown Columbus “will bounce back” from pandemic, CDDC leaders say

Pataskala approves CRA, TIF for large-scale facility

Sandusky approves TIF for $8.8M Hogrefe Building project

New Ohio Economic Dashboard tracks statewide economic indicators

Newark Arcade’s $15M restoration granted $1.1M in state historic tax credits

New $313.9M Crew stadium opened doors for women- and minority-owned businesses

Centerville considers TIF for $2M development

For many observers tracking the state budget bill, the General Assembly’s change in the name of the state’s development agency – reverting back to the Ohio Department of Development – was breathtaking in and of itself. However, two new funding lines inserted into the measure (H.B. 110), representing $500 million in total grant funds ...

Bosco named new economic-development manager for Grove City

Studio West’s LGBTQ+ entertainment complex development agreement includes TIF

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