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August 2020

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Grant Programs Set to Increase Ohio's Site Inventory

Ohio's robust economic development activity demands a healthy inventory of speculative sites and buildings. Although created before the coronavirus pandemic, two Ohio site development accelerator grant programs are poised to help with job creation, business attraction, and economic recovery efforts.

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New program aims to fill gaps in Ohio's real estate inventory

JobsOhio launched the Ohio Site Inventory Program (OSIP) in July 2020 to help Ohio stay at the forefront of site selection and business expansion opportunities. OSIP offers grants and low-interest loans to support a robust inventory of speculative site and building development projects.

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Grant program supports cooperative-served development

OEC's Site and Community Development Program serves as a catalyst to help cooperative-served projects move forward and accelerate site development with up to $30,000 in grant funding.

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OEC is ready to serve

While some economic development activity is paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that our cooperatives are strong and stand ready to partner in sustaining and rebuilding the communities we serve. Cooperative-served sites with reliable and affordable energy and easy access to transportation corridors and customers are available throughout the territories served by OEC's 25 electric cooperatives. If your organization is searching for sites, contact Dennis Mingyar at (614)-430-7876 or [email protected].

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IAMC Fall 2020 Professional Forum
September 12-16, 2020
Boise, Idaho

Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum
September 21-23, 2020
Richmond, Virginia

National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
November 4-6, 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Buckeye Power and Ohio's Electric Cooperatives can help with:

  • Comprehensive site and building portfolios
  • Preliminary site studies
  • Site search tours
  • Assistance in identifying financial incentives
  • Electric rate analyses
  • Community profiles
  • State and local government contacts
  • Contractor introductions
Contact Us

Dennis Mingyar

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives


6677 Busch Boulevard

Columbus, OH 43229


[email protected]