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Oil & Gas Exploration Jobs in Ohio

This has been a fascinating week.  I’ve had the opportunity to talk with people involved in and around the Utica and Marcellus shale area of Ohio about the oil and gas exploration and the impact on job creation. The information … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Cycling Season

Spring is in the air and that means one key thing for me: bicycling! Last year included cycling through a number of small towns in Northern and West-Central Ohio.  I am planning on more trips this year. I enjoy solo … Continue reading

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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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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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First Website and 4th BARC® !

EDDS is proud to announce the construction of their first municipal government website, for the City of Newton Falls, Ohio which includes the 4th Business Assistance Recruitment Calculator (Electric version) online.   Working with the city manager, clerk of council … Continue reading

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Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt. 3)

This third post in this series deals with organizational capacity and structure.  Having been a small town city manager, the components being mentioned are applicable to any scale community, however most of these comments are directed to smaller cities (5,000 … Continue reading

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Another Look At Downtowns – A Contrarian View

This article is fascinating, calling into question many of the solutions offered as revitalization tools for downtown problems.  The author does seem to point more at downtowns in larger cities, I think there is applicability to small towns too.  What … Continue reading

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BARC® Statistics

EDDS recently posted two BARC® ELECTRIC service calculators on the Oak Harbor (OH) and Painesville (OH) websites.  The Oak Harbor BARC® has been up for about a month and Painesville’s BARC® has been up for approximately two weeks.  We have … Continue reading

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Competitiveness & Smartphone Applications Survey Result

In January EDDS sent email survey notification to city/village managers/administrators, safety directors and economic development directors in Ohio.  The results are very interesting.  The survey purpose was to determine (1) how effective these persons rated print and online media; (2) … 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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