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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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Arts & Culture

Once again Emily McMackin provides a terrific overview of communities that are finding reinvestment either tied by or reacting to arts and culture.  I live in a community where the local chamber/bankers wanted no part of the arts community.  They … Continue reading

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New BARC (R) Service Installation In Oak Harbor, Ohio

Economic Development Data Services are please to announce the installment of our first BARC® Electric in Ohio on the Village of Oak Harbor website.  The BARC® Electric is at  http://www.cdjconsulting.net/oakharbor/calculator_oakharbor_elec_OB.php.  This BARC® model has two new features: (1) a calculation … 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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