Attracting the supply chain of American companies closer to domestic facilities starts with an understanding as to how the supply chain companies can locate in sites primed and job-ready for development.  The first step in the site development process is to understand the region’s potential for economic growth, availability of a skilled workforce and the […]

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COVID 19 should dramatically push companies wishing to survive to automate whatever process they can.  Automation is the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically and can further be defined as the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services.[i]  Recent […]

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Communities with a strong sense of place and livable downtowns drive commerce to quaint storefronts and locally owned restaurants and create a place where people want to be. As the desires of existing residents, future residents and tourists have been shifting over the years to live in communities that have a unique identity, community leaders […]

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The Montrose Group is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, The Development Debate!  Each episode, our team at the Montrose Group will address a wide range of topics surrounding economic development with interviews and guest speakers from leaders in the industry. Episode 1: Answering The Big Questions Around Economic DevelopmentJoin Dave Robinson, Principle […]

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The state of Ohio operating, capital, transportation and workers compensation agency budgets  along with controversial energy legislation all dominated Statehouse lobbying efforts in 2019 and 2020.  All Ohio lobbying registrations are submitted electronically through the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (“OLAC”)—a website designed and maintained by the OLIG, andOLAC serves as a database for the public to view, search, and compile […]

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Lobbyist must also register and comply with federal government regulations dictated by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for legislative lobbyists.  For federal lobbying, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, which governs federal lobbying, defines lobbying activities as any oral, written or electronic communication made to an executive or legislative branch official on behalf of a […]

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In Ohio, a lobbyist is a person who is compensated to actively advocate the interests of others before Ohio’s legislative and executive branches, or one of the state’s retirement systems.xix A person or entity who compensates a lobbyist to advocate on its behalf is referred to as an employer, and the relationship between an employer and a […]

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