Archive for Webinars

Ohio Charter School Policy Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Aug 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT

The recent state of Ohio budget battle left many funding, regulatory and policy issues unsettled for Ohio charter school management companies and sponsors. The Montrose Group, LLC, a Columbus based lobbying firm and leader in K-12 education policy advocacy, will provide an hour long, free webinar to review how Ohio charter school’s program works and what the policy agenda will be in the coming months for charter school management companies and sponsors.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Montrose Group to Participate in FREE Webinar for OEDA Members

Tuesday, January 12, 2017

9:30-10:30 a.m.

State of Ohio legislators worked with a flurry in the closing weeks of 2016 to conclude the 131st Ohio General Assembly and the topic of economic development was at the center of much of this work. Join Chris Schmenk, of Bricker & Eckler, and Dave Robinson and Nate Green of the Montrose Group at an Ohio Economic Development Association webinar on January 12, 2016 to learn about important changes made to Ohio’s Downtown Redevelopment District program, TIF law and a new commercial property tax abatement program that empowers local communities to transform vacant properties. This educational webinar will prepare economic development leaders to implement these law changes in the new year.

Join the OEDA today to participate–

Presented in partnership by The Ohio Economic Development Association, Bricker & Eckler, and The Montrose Group, LLC

Register by January 11th


Montrose Group Lobbying Webinar Series

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Join us for a webinar on Nov 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST.

Lobbying government officials happens in their districts as well as in City Halls, County Courthouse, Statehouses, the Capitol and executive agencies all over the U.S.. Learn the fundamentals of lobbying from a legal, politics, policy and public relations standpoint based upon the fifty years of experience of The Montrose Group, LLC.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Robinson to Present at CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Regarding Downtown Redevelopment Districts

Dave Robinson, Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, will present at an upcoming CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable on implementing the new program for Downtown Redevelopment Districts. The Montrose Group, LLC created a DRD White Paper and Mr. Robinson has lectured several times on this important new Ohio program geared toward funding historic building rehab, historic group operations, public infrastructure and tech companies through capturing up to 70% of the new property tax and redevelopment charges to adjacent property owners in a 10 acre contiguous district surrounding certified historic structures. Registration for this event can be found at

Robinson Continues Ohio State Bar Association Economic Development Law Webcast Series

On August, 10, 2016, David J. Robinson will continue his economic development law webcast series with a discussion of public infrastructure and its impact on economic development. This webcast and others in the Ohio Economic Development Law series can be found at

The Montrose Group’s David Robinson to Participate in Historic Preservation Redevelopment Webinar

David J. Robinson, Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, will be a featured presenter for a special joint webinar hosted by the Ohio Economic Development Association and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) on June 23 at 1 p.m..

The Ohio General Assembly and Gov. John Kasich recently passed the new Downtown Redevelopment District legislation (HB 233) that provides new tools, including property assessment and TIF-like provisions, available to rehabilitate historic buildings, promote economic development, and advance innovation. Funds can be utilized for loans and grants to owners of historic and non-historic properties, contributions to special improvement districts or CICs, public infrastructure improvements, and grants and loans to technology oriented businesses, incubators and accelerators located in innovation districts.

Join this timely webcast to learn more about this legislation and hear recommendations about how your community can utilize these new tools.

The webinar is free and open to all interested stakeholders.


David Robinson Continues OSBA Economic Development Law Web Cast Series Local and State Tax Law Sessions Planned for June, 2016

Attorneys David Robinson, Don Grubbs and Ray Headen will continue their economic development law series in June covering the important topics of local and state tax law.

On June, 2, 2016 at 1pm for sixty minutes, the State Tax Law and Economic Development webcast will outline how Ohio’s tax policy is geared toward the retention and promotion of high-wage jobs based upon tax code geared toward consumption and less toward income, discuss Ohio’s tax incentive programs that extend tax credits, abatements, exemptions, grants, and loans which are intended to spur businesses to create or retain jobs or otherwise invest in Ohio’s economy through the Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit plus a series of loans and grants from JobsOhio to retain and attract companies, Ohio Historic Preservation and New Markets Tax Credits plus a JobsOhio Urban Revitalization and Minority Business Enterprise Program to promote urban redevelopment.  Register for this webcast at

On June 21, 2016 at 1pm for sixty minutes, Local Tax Law and Economic Development webcast will explore how Ohio’s economic development is driven by laws and programs initiated and/or administered at the local level and private sector organizations such as local chambers of commerce or regional economic development groups support community growth and the legal authority to award local economic development tax incentives rests with local public officials who serve in 4000 Ohio municipal, township and county governments who operate economic development programs primarily by utilizing tax incentives authorized by the Ohio Constitution and the Ohio Revised Code through Ohio’s tax abatements, tax credits, and other local tax incentives are designed to reduce the tax burden on companies that agree to create or retain jobs and/or make a capital investment in a local community.  Register for this webcast at