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Report: Ohio Jobs Don't Pay Enough to Afford the Rent

August 21, 2018
Only two of the top 10 occupations in Ohio actually pay their employees enough to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Wednesday.

Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together

By Nate Coffman   |  August 15, 2018
Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together
Join Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at its 34th Annual Conference, under the theme Building Community Together, October 3-5, 2018 at the recently renovated, yet historic and haunted The Westin Great Southern Columbus.

Greater Ohio Policy Center - 2018 Policy Platform

August 8, 2018
The past decade has seen considerable progress as job growth has remained steady and communities across the state have experienced promising comebacks. Yet, cities and towns across the Buckeye state continue to struggle to fund sites for new businesses and employees

National Low Income Housing Coalition - Senate Passes FY19 THUD Appropriations Bills

August 6, 2018
The Senate voted 92-6 on August 1 to approve its FY19 Transportation-HUD (THUD) spending bill, which provides robust funding for affordable housing and community development programs. Overall, the bill provides HUD programs with more than $12 billion above the president’s FY19 request and more than $1 billion above the House bill.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

OCCD President's Award to Montgomery County's Trucks and Tomatoes

July 3, 2018
Montgomery County's "Trucks and Tomatoes" Job Training and Urban Garden Enhancement Project was funded in part by Montgomery County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), with additional leverage from Montgomery County general revenue funds.

Poggemeyer Celebrating 50 Years

June 28, 2018
On March 16, 1968, Lester H. Poggemeyer, P.E. opened a one man office in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 1986, the name was officially changed to Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc. (PDG) after the key management team of Jack Jones, Charlene Kerr, Otto Gerdeman, and Larry Carroll purchased the firm.

Wine Raffle - Basket Raffle - Afghan Raffle

June 28, 2018
During the Summer Meeting raffle tickets will be sold for $1 per ticket or six for $5. OCCD will also be raffling bottles of Ohio wines and baskets and an afghan donated by the OCCD Board of Directors, OCCD Foundation Board of Directors and Staff.

OCCD Annual Award Winners to Be Recognized at Summer Meeting

June 28, 2018
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 6th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and this year's Public Service Scholarships.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  June 27, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through June 1, 2018.

PWC Hosts 36th Annual Repair Affair

June 27, 2018
People Working Cooperatively's 36th Annual Repair Affair, presented by the City of Cincinnati, took place on May 12, 2018.

The Roller Coaster

By Jack Riordan   |  June 27, 2018
I have been wallowing in an unhappy state, brought on by my concern for my beloved country which seems to be sinking into a land of hatred controlled by greedy people who ignore science for their benefit but our detriment.

Riverfront Amphitheater Secures Naming Rights as Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater

June 27, 2018
We are excited to be able to let everyone know about a huge project that we are working on in the City of Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began on June 1, 2018 on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park.

OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  June 27, 2018
OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting
The kids are out of school and vacation season has begun. I hope that you are finding some good time for family and friends. The OCCD Staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Summer Annual Meeting on July 25th and 26th, 2018 - in Sandusky, Ohio.

The Magic of Spring

June 24, 2018
One Morning

OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker

June 11, 2018
OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker
Linda Thompson, Senior Director, COSCDA, will be the keynote speaker at the OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting. She will deliver the National Legislative and Regulatory Update and the Impact on Federal Programs.

NACEDA Network News - May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
NACEDA Network News - May 31, 2018

Tribute to Ed Hurley

By Ken Lengieza   |  April 8, 2018
Tribute to Ed Hurley
On February 24, 2018, Ohio lost one of its founding fathers of community development, Edward R. Hurley.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  April 8, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through March 2, 2018.

School Safety and Community Safety - A Message from OCCD President Paul Herdeg

By Paul Herdeg   |  March 26, 2018
The tragic deaths of 14 students and 3 staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are still fresh in our minds. As I write this message to OCCD members, thousands of students, teachers, and parents are marching in downtown Cleveland to show their concern and press for actions to make our schools safer.

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs - Leadership Foundation and Professional Ethics

March 8, 2018
Leadership Foundations: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Professional Ethics

Nominations for 2018 OCCD Annual Awards Being Accepted

March 5, 2018
Nominations for 2018 OCCD Member Awards

HUD Seeks Innovative Projects for HUD Exchange

By Debra Mayes   |  February 9, 2018
Do your part! HUD invites you to share the great work you are doing in your community - submit your story. https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/project-profiles/

Delay of AFFH Rule

By Debra Mayes   |  January 5, 2018
HousingWire article- Delay of AFFH Rule
Keywords: fair housing  |   26 comments

City of Canton Awarded for Opiate Prevention Among Youth

January 2, 2018
Collaboration with StarkMHAR, criminal justice and school district tackling youth opiate prevention and education, to be presented national award on January 26

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  January 2, 2018
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through December 6, 2017.

Bucyrus - Schines Art Park Dedicated

January 2, 2018
The Schines Art Park in Bucyrus was dedicated Friday at South Sandusky Avenue and Warren Street. People will be able to watch outdoor movies at the park. The lot was formerly home to the Schines Bucyrus Theater.

OCCD 2018 Winter Quarterly Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  December 27, 2017
OCCD 2018 Winter Quarterly Meeting
The brisk cold air and the snow outside make it clear that the winter season is here. The OCCD Staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Winter Quarterly Meeting on January 24th and 25th, 2018. We will meet at the Embassy Suites Dublin,


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