Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cities/Villages with Lowest Cost of Doing Business in Ohio

Two years ago, CDJ Consulting announced the cities and villages with the lowest taxes and utilities.  We researched municipal income taxes, school income taxes, commercial/industrial property taxes, residential water and sewer rates (Ohio EPA survey of 2009) and county sales … Continue reading

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Observations on Cycling and Small Towns

I’m sitting here in my favorite coffee shop in Stow, Ohio – Mocha Joe’s (their website is still under construction.  It is in the same plaza as my favorite bicycle shop: Eddy’s Bike Shop.  I have typed about riding before.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Introducing Mr. Kendall Harsch and Environmental Services to EDDS

EDDS is proud to welcome Mr. Kendall Harsch to our firm.  Kendall brings a plethora of skills to our firm, expanding our offering of municipal economic development oriented services to include Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. A … Continue reading

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MAP 21 Impacts for Local Governments

Well, there is good news and bad news: “Specific SAFETEA-LU programs affecting local governments are now largely gone, including the High Risk Rural Road Program, the Safe Routes to Schools Program, the Recreational Trails and Scenic Byways Programs, and the … Continue reading

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Two-Tier Property Tax – An answer in the waiting?

Rick Rybeck has written a fascinating article on a two-tier property tax system being used in Pennsylvania.  It is certainly thought provoking and could be an answer to the plight of local governments facing reduced tax revenues and at the … Continue reading

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