Monthly Archives: October 2011

From the Edelmen Clean Technology Blog — a great article!

I don’t often reprint someone else’s blog, but I thought this was an exceptional perspective on site selection and an inventory of a community’s assets. « Edelman Cleantech Tracker 28 OCT Smart Electricity – The New Economic Development Selling Point By … Continue reading

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What is on your economic development website?

if you’ve been following our blogs, you know that we’ve focused a number of entries on the content of local government economic development websites. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time as of late reviewing and trying to find specific … Continue reading

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Introducing the CDJ Report and Resource Store

CDJ is making available its State Tax and Utility Ranking Reports as they become available. Clients may purchase hard copy reports or sign up for e-mail subscription reports.  Also available is CDJ’s Economic Development Website Checklist. We are also offering … Continue reading

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End of the Year BARC Discount

To celebrate the Ohio Tax/Utilities Rankings release, CDJ is offering the BARC BASIC model at a discounted price of $1,000; and the BARC ELECTRIC model at $1,500 through the end of the calendar year. Call us at 330-542-3128 or email … Continue reading

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CityImage in the Network

CDJ is proud to announce the widening of our municipal consulting network partnering with CityImage, Hasting, Minnesota. Tom Bullington and his operation is a first class operation. http://www.city-image.com/   His clients include communities in Ohio (Village of Minster), Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, … Continue reading

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What Are Site Selectors Looking For?

The latest edition of Area Development Magazine includes their “Summer 2011 Consultants Guide.”  It is interesting to note the increase in percentage of site selectors that are now using the Internet to conduct their search information.   A year or … Continue reading

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Ohio Community Tax/Utility Rankings – Numbers 11-20

Last week, we reported the top ten communities with the lowest composite tax ranking. Here are numbers 11- 20: 11. Elida (Allen) 12. Jamestown (Greene) 13. Tipp City (Miami) 14. Fairfield (Butler) 15. Cridersville (Augliaze)/Tiltonsville (Jefferson) 16. Ottawa (Putnam) 17. … Continue reading

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Ohio Community Tax/Utility Composite Rankings

There are a number of magazines and organizations that like to rank communities across the United States. The rankings are usually on a national level and the information is based on interesting market and lifestyle data, some of which is … Continue reading

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Brief thoughts on “Redesigning Ohio” report

Note: I first wrote this in February 2011 and forgot about writing it.  I have been studying Ohio community websites, and reflecting on 30 years of public service, and more convinced than ever, the value of professionally trained local government … Continue reading

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