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DeWine issues 2017 economic development manual

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued its 2017 Ohio Economic Development Manual.

First released in 2015, the manual is designed to be a one-stop guide for businesses, elected officials, and economic development professionals who are interested in promoting business growth and job creation.

“The Ohio Economic Development Manual is designed to be a free, one-stop reference for anyone working in the economic development field. I believe it will continue to be a useful tool as we work together to foster the growth of the Ohio’s high-performance economy in the 21st century,” said DeWine.

The manual is designed to provide users overviews on Ohio laws, tax systems, funding sources, and agencies that play a role in economic development throughout Ohio.

The manual was first issued in 2015 and was the first single publication or source that outlined all of the various economic development laws and programs in the state. The 2017 edition reflects changes in Ohio law that have occurred since the original 2015 publication.

Partner organizations who assisted and provided guidance in developing the manual include:

• Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth

• Columbus 2020

• Dayton Development Coalition

• Greene County Development

• JobsOhio

• Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority

• Ohio Chamber of Commerce

• Ohio Development Services Agency

• Ohio Economic Development Association

• REDI Cincinnati

• Regional Growth Partnership

• Team NEO

A copy of the latest manual edition is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/Economic Development.