Posts Tagged ‘Jobs’

Giving Thanks. Inspired To Do More.


 ”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy Thank you for your support of Finance Fund and our mission to bring economic vitality to underserved communities. I am grateful to our funders, partners, clients, staff members, legislators [...]

$13+ Million in NMTC Helps Muskingum Rec Center Break Ground


Attending groundbreaking events is a favorite aspect of my work at Finance Fund. Today, I traveled to Zanesville to kick-off construction of the Muskingum Recreation Center – a long-awaited community health and fitness facility that will drive jobs and economic development to the area. When it comes to financing projects such as this one, Finance [...]

Job Placement Program Grows Despite Funding Cuts


It’s tough to help jobseekers find work under any circumstances.  When Employment Connection’s budget was cut by 50% — at the same time that demand for its services doubled — this workforce development collaborative stepped-up to the challenge and beat prior records for job placements, candidate interviews and employer visits. It was a privilege to [...]

NMTC on the Move in Congress


Good news for Ohio.  Progress on Jobs. On Aug. 2, the US Senate Finance Committee approved the tax extender bill with $3.5 billion per year in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) for 2012-2013.  The Senate will try to move this bill to the floor after the recess, but may wait until the lame duck session [...]

Finance Fund CEO, James R. Klein, To Serve on the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Executive Committee


James Klein, Finance Fund CEO, has been elected to a seat on the Executive Committee of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition (NMTCC). The 48-seat board is comprised of members from leading organizations that utilize NMTC, lending institutions, investors, and business professionals. Klein’s duties include advising on policy and regulatory issues that affect the use [...]

Finance Fund Awarded $3 million in Ohio New Markets Tax Credits


Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced that $10 million in Ohio New Markets Tax Credits are being made available to four Ohio entities, including Finance Fund, to spur economic investments of at least $25.6 million across Ohio. The program helps finance business investments by providing state tax credits to investors for below-market-rate [...]

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


On October 7-8, 2010, key staff joined the Finance Fund board of directors  for a retreat held at the Clarence D. Lumpkin Point of Pride Building in Columbus. A Finance Fund New Markets Tax Credit  project in 2007, the location perfectly punctuated one of the overall retreat goals, which was to allow the board of [...]

Mission: Complete. Finance Fund Helps Celebrate Ohio Basic Minerals’ Success


On May 27, in Jackson, Ohio, my staff and I ventured to picturesque Jackson, Ohio, located in the Appalachian foothills, to celebrate the economic development success of another fruitful partnership—Ohio Basic Minerals. Patrick McDonald, Ohio Basic Minerals CEO, and Jeff Schrader, founder of the original Schrader and Sons Sand and Gravel, spoke to the crowd [...]

Finance Fund Helps Ohio Basic Minerals Chip into Gold Mine of Potential


This week we’re seeing our mission and values come to life as we celebrate another success story. Ohio Basic Minerals (OBM), a sand and gravel company in Appalachia’s Jackson, Ohio, is holding their grand re-opening Thurs., May 27. OBM is celebrating its newly expanded and revitalized facility. The project created 35 construction jobs, retained seven [...]

Finance Fund Welcomes Ohio General Assembly leaders to special open house highlighting Ohio community development


On Wed., April 21, we proudly hosted several state legislators, community leaders and Finance Fund project partners at the Capital Club in downtown Columbus. It was an excellent opportunity to share how Finance Fund has positively impacted some of the state’s most distressed communities. We highlighted four partnership “success stories,” including Ohio Basic Minerals in [...]

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