Author: Help Desk

Something must be in the water in Lima, Ohio.  With growing majorities returning into the next legislative session beginning in January of 2021 the Ohio House Republican and Ohio Senate Republican caucus’ made their leadership choices which each chamber selecting an individual from Lima, Ohio to lead their respective caucuses.  The Ohio Senate Republicans increased […]

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The term “Lame Duke” originated in Britain in the 1800s as a way to describe bankrupt businessmen. It was first applied to American politics in the 1830s, when it was used to describe a defeated politician, replacing the term “dead duck.”  Today “Lame Duck in a legislative branch of government parlance speaks to legislative activity […]

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The overall economic growth in rural communities across America’s is on-par with large, legacy cities but they are not growing at the same rate as the mid-sized urban markets located in the same state.  However, these rural markets are sizable and capable of serving a range of corporate site location projects.  Measures of a region’s […]

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Demographics have a major impact on corporate site location decisions.  Regions that are large and growing population base, have a younger, more educated workforce and less poverty are more attractive for economic investment.  Looking at a comparison of Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio offers insights on the competitiveness of these rural markets for corporate […]

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While measuring the public health and economic impact of the current COVID 19 crises like trying to describe a roller coaster ride, rural communities, with a small population density should have fewer public health cases if the residents follow proper public health criteria.  When COVID 19 invaded the United States, it hit urban areas first […]

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The level of education for a region impacts the industries in which the region can attract companies in particular industries. As an example, if a region lacks a large base of college educated workers, they will struggle to attract advanced services/white collar jobs that need a base of workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher. […]

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Montrose Group’s 2020 Virtual Rural Corporate Site Location Summit on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00PM-5:00PM will explore how private companies can create high-wage jobs and make capital investments in rural markets through the development of Public-Private-Partnerships. Montrose Group is a national consulting company providing corporate site location, economic development planning, lobbying and site development services such […]

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During a recent press conference Governor DeWine along with members of the Ohio General Assembly announced a proposal to utilize the remainder of Ohio’s CARES Act allocation to support small businesses, non-profits, performing arts centers, hospitals, institutions of higher education, and individual rent/mortgage assistance. The total plan allocates $419.5M with $125M going to a Small […]

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