Monthly Archives: July 2011

Community development & Economic Development, Part 2

There are a number of ways to address the issue of securing the housing stock of a community so as not to receive the comments I heard so many years ago. The first is a community, political and service ethic … Continue reading

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Community Development or Economic Development

It seems to me that over the years, we as local government professionals (city managers, economic development folks, planners, etc) have differentiated between the two terms to mean two different types of development: Community development = residential development (or redevelopment) … Continue reading

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Leadership and Customer Service

Jeremy Hegle asked a series of questions on the LinkedIn Economic Development 2.0 Group: How can governmental agencies foster a customer service approach to “serving” their businesses? About a month ago I posted the question: “When it comes to reducing … Continue reading

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Local Government Websites: Where can I find that tax and utility information?

Over the past few weeks my daughters and I have been searching all 88 county websites in Ohio for property tax rates information and municipal websites (400+) for income tax information.  I thought that this would be a fairly easy … Continue reading

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The Tour de France and the NE Ohio TNT Cyclists

It is July – the month of the Tour de France — that cycle-palooza event in France. The Super Bowl/World Series of Cycling.  To me it’s as exciting as March Madness!  It took me awhile of watching to see both … Continue reading

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