Author: Help Desk

Few distressed neighborhoods are creating the number of small companies they should.  While the majority of residents working to achieve economic equality will do so by working for other people, true economic equity cannot be achieved with the development of a merchant class in these distress communities.  A prime tool to support the development of […]

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COVID 19 didn’t solve the nations need for job ready sites anymore than it did most region’s lack of skill workers.  An economic equity campaign needs to develop job ready sites in distressed urban and rural communities.  Many states are working aggressively to develop sits in distressed communities by certifying sites for specific types of […]

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The most important step to achieving economic equality is having the unemployed and underemployed engaged in high-wage jobs.  Social welfare programs have not proven to address the long-term poverty challenges for many urban communities.  Raising wage requirements for projects receiving economic development incentives is one method that can help retain and attract high-wage jobs as […]

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The urban core needs to attract quality market rate housing that falls in the middle point of residential housing.  This “Missing Middle” is a critical step to develop quality housing that urban residents can afford.  The “missing middle” housing types are those in between (mostly large-lot) single-family detached and large apartment complexes. Berkeley-based architect Dan […]

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2020 has been a disaster.  COVID 19 not only infected millions of American and likely will kill a couple hundred thousand more but, triggered by police misconduct, a surge of legitimate protests along with unwarranted violence lead to the destruction of neighborhoods and property across the United States.  The economic challenge for many communities even […]

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Episode 4 Returning to Work:Economic Trends and Implications In this episode of the Development Debate, we discuss the topic of returning to work. As COVID-19 cases decline, many companies are requiring employees to return to the office. Not only is returning to your normal work environment beneficial for business growth, it’s also critical to getting our […]

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Episode 3: Role of Revolving Loans The Montrose Group is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, The Development Debate!  COVID-19 has forced millions of American companies to seek nontraditional sources of financing. In this episode of the Development Debate, we sit down with Jamie Beier Grant, Manager of Economic and Workforce Development […]

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As the COVID-19 outbreak began to take shape in Ohio and around the country, one of the earliest business to be impacted was Ohio’s arts and entertainment industry, including theaters both large and small, museums, galleries, and other entertainment facilities. After five months of closure, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently released new guidance […]

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Ohio might pass a two-year operating budget by June 30, 2021, but the real work is beginning now inside Governor DeWine’s administration. The Governor’s Office of Budget and Management (OBM) recently released the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget guidance documents, which go to each of the state’s cabinet agencies and other departments and non-cabinet agencies. Every […]

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