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Politics, like business, can be ugly.  The current leadership in Washington in both the White House and the Congress is anything but pretty.  However, Trump Administration actions to address the national trade imbalance, reduce federal regulation of business and implement the federal tax reform legislation is having an overall positive impact on the economy.  Trump’s […]

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The business costs of a community impact its attractiveness for economic activity. Business Costs include the wage rates needed to be paid for workers in the relevant industry, home prices and other major expenses and transportation costs including lost time in traffic congestion. Employee wage rates for a given industry have a substantial impact on […]

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Ohio, like the nation, is transitioning from a manufacturing based economy to a service economy. The Buckeye state remains a manufacturing leader but the number of jobs in this sector have seen a dramatic decline. Trade, transportation and utilities, education and health care, government and professional service jobs all have more jobs in Ohio than […]

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The Ohio economy is the size of Saudi Arabia but long-term slow population and private sector job growth threaten the state’s economic success. Join the Montrose Group and leaders from Ohio’s economic development and business community to learn about the Ohio Competitiveness Report presented by Montrose Development Advisors, LLC to learn how the Ohio economy […]

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Communities and companies alike in a complex world with ever changing markets need consulting services that address complex economic development issues such as where to locate companies, how can communities position themselves to grow and how do both communities and companies gain the financing needed for economic development projects to happen. Montrose Development Advisors focused […]

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The Ohio Corporate Site Location & Tax Incentive Update will provide a comprehensive look at the site selection process through the lens of economic development, real estate, local and state tax codes, and incentives. Johnna Reeder, President of REDI Cincinnati, will deliver the keynote address on how companies can maximize their gain from the corporate […]

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State government term limits, a sharply divided electorate and unregulated campaign contributions have dramatically complicated the public policy making process at the local, state and federal government. Local government leaders are impacted by changes in state and federal laws.  State lawmakers in 15 states have term-limits which reformers hoped would launch a new breed of […]

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A tax reform victory does not mean that Washington DC is working again.  Immigration reform, federal budget and appropriation, health care and a range of other issues are a constant political struggle for the President and the Congress.  President Donald Trump, who defines unpredictable threw out a unique idea as to how to promote bi-partisan […]

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