Tag Archives: city-management; ethics; local-government; government-reform

EDDS … evolving

A funny thing happened while talking with a mayor and council member – a potential new client community, with a new associate, Ken Harsch, in tow. We were having a terrific discussion about zoning ordinances and economic development over a … Continue reading

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Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt.1)

Sometime last or so, a question was posted on LinkedIn about three questions to ask to determine if a community is ready for economic development.  I responded that trying to determine readiness of ED in three questions is part of … Continue reading

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GIS Planning video on ED Websites

This video is 45 minutes long, but well worth the time.  It provides a good overview of a study of public sector ED budgeting, use of websites and a parallel study of site selectors – some the survey results which … 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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Data Center Locations

It seems as the latest trend in economic development is courting data centers. WIth the newer emphasis on cloud computing the need for data center sites is growing. Here is a website for more information: http://blog.gsmiweb.com/2010/11/top-10-criteria-for-data-center-location/ — This article lists Ohio … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 5 – another perspective

I took the time to review Senate Bill 5. It is as has been said, very comprehensive. Governor Kasich and its supporters talk about giving local communities the power to negotiate agreements and to deal with increasing costs of government, especially … Continue reading

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The Ohio Chambers of Commerce has commissioned a report titled, Redesigning Ohio. It has some interesting areas of study. The first area of the study to be addressed here is chapter on local government. This is an incredibly weak area … Continue reading

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