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Cincinnati and Franklin County Receive NCDA 2013 Awards

February 13, 2013
Cincinnati and Franklin County both were awarded NCDA Awards for 2013 - only ten were awarded from applications from across the country.

Disposing of Vacant Land and Abandoned Houses

By Jack Riordan   |  January 30, 2013
The fallout of the housing crises is on your door step. After every housing sale there are two entities that have a long term interest in the property, the buyer and you
Keywords: abandoned, housing, vacant  |   10 comments

Update - Ohio Affordable Housing Forum and the Impacts from the Growth of Drilling

By Debra Mayes   |  January 28, 2013
The following was provided by Tom Leach of the Columbus HUD Office as a result of HUD's Ohio Affordable Housing Forums-

Must Read Book List

By Debra Mayes   |  January 25, 2013
If you didn't attend the OCCD 2013 Winter Quarterly - STOP reading.

Legislation. . . . . . In The News

January 10, 2013
By: Pamela I. Hanover, Squire Sanders (US) LLP, OCCD Legislative Committee The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through December 4, 2012.

OCCD Member, Empyra Collaborates with Youngstown to Solve City\'s Demolition Disarray

January 10, 2013
Since the collapse of the steel industry in the late 1970s the City of Youngstown has faced ongoing economic hardship. The city watched as the remainder of urban commerce retreated to the suburbs and beyond; taking over 60% of its nearly 200,000 residents with it. Left with little but vacancy and rust, the once world-famous steel town is now ranked fourth with the top blight stricken cities in America.

What's Ahead by Looking at What's Behind - Jack Riordan

January 9, 2013
We finished an election confirming my suspicions, which were reinforced by the soul searching and the posturing to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. The United States

From Our Training Coordinator - Debra Mayes

January 9, 2013
As I write this, another year is coming to an end. While there were moments of education, training, great fellowship and celebration, we experienced the loss of not o

Winter Agenda 2013

January 9, 2013
Someone once said that they would love to learn about Economics, but only if they never had to sit through a single lecture on the subject. If that is how you feel, this

Franklin County Hails Accomplishments By Local Agencies

January 9, 2013
Built around the theme of gathering around a kitchen table, Franklin County's Economic Development and Planning Department (EDP) led a five-site bus tour of local agencies that are leading the way in providing access to healthy food, offering opportunities for first-time and sustainable homeownership and fostering cutting-edge businesses that create inventive new jobs.

2012 - 2013 Executive Board and Committees

November 25, 2012
2012 - 2013 Executive Board and Committees
A listing of the Executive Board Members and the various Committees of the OCCD. The Executive Board Members are Angela Brown, President, Verna Vance, Past-President, Donna Colglazier, President-Elect, Ken Lengieza, Vice-President, Kathy Werkmeister, Treasurer, and Amy Riegel as Secretary...

Presentation of President's Award for Innovative Project

November 25, 2012
Presentation of President's Award for Innovative Project
The People Working Cooperatively, Inc. "Modifications for Mobility Program" is recipient of the 2012 OCCD President’s Award. PWC is commended for their innovative project which reduces barriers and provides a safer environment for low-income persons with disabilities...


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