Updated Economic Incentives Toolkit available now

Bricker’s DevelopOhio blog is intended to serve as the go-to resource for economic development practitioners in Ohio. Arguably, the blog’s most valuable resource is the Economic Incentives Toolkit, first written in 2011 and updated several times since then. User-friendly by design, the Toolkit works best in the hands of the newly-minted economic developer asked to brief city council on how tax increment financing works. The Toolkit works equally well as a desk reference guide for the experienced economic developer who needs to remember that one JobsOhio funding program she heard about at a conference, as she prepares to meet with a business attraction prospect.

We’re pleased to release an updated and revised Toolkit. Our team of experienced attorneys sharpened their pencils and rewrote large segments of the guide for this year. We updated the Toolkit for new JobsOhio programs, such as the Ohio Site Inventory Program. We include a discussion on county land banks and how those entities compare to their older cousins, community improvement corporations. And the Toolkit now includes practical tips to consider when deploying local economic development incentive tools like Community Reinvestment Areas and Enterprise Zones. 

We know that the COVID pandemic has caused wide-scale disruptions in our business and personal lives. To aid these disruptions and ongoing change, our team has worked during the past several weeks to provide the most accurate, up-to-date resource manual available in the marketplace for Ohio’s economic practitioners.

Economic Development, Financial Incentives, State Updates