Ohio Economic Development
2017-2018 Economic Development Manual
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The Ohio Economic Development Manual is a legal primer on economic development in Ohio. It provides readers with the legal foundation for many of the State’s most useful and powerful economic development tools. It was developed as a resource for economic development professionals, business owners, elected officials, and other interested persons.
This manual addresses some of the biggest issues in economic development, covering everything from the constitutional authority for economic development to the specific incentives themselves. Each chapter addresses a discrete issue area, which is analyzed through its legal framework. The manual uses footnotes, which can help direct readers to additional resources to further their study.
Because economic development is an ever-changing industry, this manual is just a starting point for each reader’s research. It is not a comprehensive resource for every statute, case, or Attorney General opinion relating to economic development. Furthermore, it does not provide all of the specific details or requirements of each program, nor does it say how to apply for them.
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