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Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 31, 2020
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through February 28, 2020.

Davis Bacon Training

March 31, 2020
The Davis Bacon Training (scheduled for April 21, 2020) is postponed at this time. We are working with the trainer to offer an online / interactive training in the near future.

What is Our Heritage?

By Jack Riordan   |  March 30, 2020
What is Our Heritage?
Because of my long, but spotty history with the GOP, (I voted for Nixon the first Time) the Heritage Foundation sent me a letter; there is a debate in DC about the “proper use of taxpayer’s money, and the constitutional role of the federal government,” they asked that I fill out  “Questionnaire 114” as well as send them a few bucks which I’ve never done.

CRA Public Comments Due April 8th

By Nate Coffman   |  March 30, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed by Congress in 1977 as a response to redlining and lending discrimination. One would think that a nationwide pandemic would cause the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to halt the rulemaking process. That unfortunately is not the case.

FDIC & FRB Chicago Interactive CRA Webinar Series

March 26, 2020
At some time in your relationship-building efforts, you may have been encouraged to consider pursuing "CRA funding" or heard that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a great way to talk to banks about supporting your organization.

Ohio Department of Health - Director's Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020
Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 18, 2020
State of Ohio Providing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

OCCD Cancellation of Spring Meeting

March 16, 2020
The health and safety of our membership, partners, attendees and staff is paramount, therefore with the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and in accordance with the Governor's ban on large gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19


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