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Alabama. Nature’s Earth Products plans to double the manufacturing capacity of its environmentally friendly products at its facility in Pickens County. The company will install a new production line with updated equipment that will boost efficiency at the facility, as well as produce wood pellets for BBQs. The Pickens County Commission is supporting the Nature’s […]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine launched the Ohio BUILDS – Small Communities, Big Impact – A Plan for Appalachia” legislative initiative that would provide $500 M to support local initiatives to revitalize downtown districts, enhance quality of life, and help rebuild the economies of Ohio’s Appalachian counties. Appalachian Ohio is a bioregion and political unit in the southeastern […]

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Recently, bipartisan federal legislation was introduced to strengthen and improve Opportunity Zone policy in the United States. Opportunity Zones are a federal government program that provides capital gains tax relief for taxpayers who invest in real estate or qualified companies in one of more than 8,700 certified sites in all fifty states and U.S. territories. […]

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The Ohio Department of Development released updated guidance and information for the next funding round for Ohio’s Transformational Mixed-Use Development Program (TMUD). The department announced the opening of the application window for submission beginning May 18, 2022, and final applications due by Friday July 8, 2022. In March of this year, the Ohio Tax Credit […]

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The Congressional Research Service notes in An Overview of Rural Credit Markets notes that access to financial services, specifically credit products, varies in rural areas as compared to urban areas.  The Federal Reserve concluded that 40% of rural counties lost community bank branches between 2012 and 2017.  Nonbank financial firms are often found in metropolitan […]

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Arizona is booming and recent enacted tax legislation is likely to spur additional economic success. Arizona along with other Southwestern and Southern states continues to grow economically driven by population and macroeconomic expansion.  As the chart below illustrates, Arizona enjoyed double digit population growth over the last decade.   Forbes ranks Arizona as the 5th fastest […]

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Manager of Economic Development Montrose Group, LLC is a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm that provides corporate sitelocation, economic development planning, and lobbying services to clients nationally. DaveRobinson is the Founder and Principal of Montrose Group, Nate Green is a partner in the firmand serves as Managing Director of Economic Development, Jamie Beier Grant serves asDirector […]

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