Posts Tagged ‘Ohio Department of Development’

Capital and Credit Webinar Helps Small Businesses Thrive

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Small business owners and entrepreneurs often contact Finance Fund after they’ve been turned down for a traditional bank loan. We work hard to find ways to partner with traditional lenders and leverage grants and other forms of funding to make financing for these folks possible.  It’s often difficult, complex work, but extremely rewarding. Finance Fund [...]

Mark Barbash Named Finance Fund COO

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Change is never easy and organizational change doubly so. It takes a lot of time and thought – some mental “heavy lifting” – to deal with present and future needs. Positive change is about evolutionary growth and making the most of new possibilities as well as altering legacy systems and approaches. At Finance Fund, we’ve [...]

$1 Million+ Funds Available to Grow Appalachian Ohio Businesses & Jobs

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Entrepreneurship and business development in any location under any circumstance can be extremely challenging. In Appalachian Ohio, the challenges are particularly difficult. Consider these statistics:  • The 32 Appalachian counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state report 30% lower population density than the rest of the state as people move closer to [...]

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

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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 [...]

Freeport Press Receives Funding from Finance Fund to Expand Capabilities & Create 40 New Jobs in Harrison County

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On August 9, the Freeport Press announced the addition of a new, specialized printing press at a special reception. The new printing press enables Harrison County’s largest employer, Freeport Press to retain 150 jobs and add another 40 jobs over the next seven years. Both Governor Ted Strickland and Congressman Zack Space attended the event, [...]

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

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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 [...]

Vacant Properties, Where Do We Go Now?

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Driving through many neighborhoods across the state of Ohio is more like driving through ghost towns. Vacant, abandoned properties litter the once-thriving communities, reminding passers-by of the crisis facing us all and the disparity of resource allocation in our country. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, more than 1.5 million properties received a foreclosure [...]

Close to Home III Breaks Ground in Ironton

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When our program team met Sharon Hartwig and Charlie Kunkel, co-owners of St. Lawrence O’Toole Gardens, we were inspired by their dream of reclaiming a vacant, historic building for their community.  We’re proud to announce that dream came one step closer to reality last Friday when Lawrence County’s only assisted living center to be called Close [...]

Ohio House April 2, 2009 Testimony: New Markets Tax Credit

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TESTIMONY BEFORE THE OHIO HOUSE FINANCE AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
JAMES R. KLEIN, CEO, OHIO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE FUND
OHIO NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT

Cars for Jobs and Diplomas

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For our first blog entry on our new web site, we’re thrilled to share the news of an initiative in partnership with the Ohio Department of Development.

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Columbus, Ohio 43215

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