The CIC part 6 – top 25 accomplishments (2009)

I know this is skipping ahead, but I have this one done, so I’m going forward with it.  The other two (parts 4 and 5) fall between the development years and present (2001-2006; 2007-2008)

Marketing & Communication

OEDA Award

OEDA Best Economic Development Marketing Award

1. Started SpringfieldEdge economic development blog with information on business, industry, resources, projects, properties, events.  Posted 175 articles online.  Received over 8,000 views.

2. Uploaded over 20 business and economic development PowerPoint presentations, 100 videos, and 1000 pictures to the Internet.  Received almost 10,000 views.

3. Promoted online content through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Gained over 3,300 subscribers.  Sent over 2,500 messages via these platforms.

4. Received press coverage in over 20 articles in print and online about activities and projects.  Arranged press conference for Sutphen project.  Assisted in PR for two other projects.

5. Created and distributed seven SpringfieldEdge eNewsletters to over 500 subscribers.

6. Received Best Economic Development Marketing award from the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Projects & Incentives

7. Assisted and tracked over 40 larger economic development projects involving over $89 million in new investment, 1200 new jobs, and almost 250,000 new square feet of construction.

8. Received recognition by Site Selection magazine as the #2 metro area in the US in the 50,000 to 200,000 population bracket for the number of large, private economic development projects.

9. Assisted Morgal Machine receive a Job Creation Tax Credit for their $2.3 million expansion.

10. Assisted Code Blue obtain an incentive package worth over $3 million and helped manage the project which may result in over 300 new, high-paying jobs in downtown Springfield.

11. Planned, promoted, and facilitated a seminar which helped seven existing companies obtain over $170,000 in federal training funds. 

12. Led and facilitated the creation of an Enterprise Zone in the City of New Carlisle.

13. Administered the ProCure site and building database and responded to 42 state leads, 5 regional leads, and over 80 local leads.

Development & Grants

14. Facilitated and advocated on behalf of over ten community projects seeking over $25 million in federal earmarks.

15. Obtained $1 million federal water & sewer infrastructure grant (594) for the new 200-acre PrimeOhio II Industrial Park as well as $500,000 in state/regional grant funds for infrastructure (Shovel Ready Funds).

16. Finalized Development Agreement with and obtained unanimous support from Springfield Township for the PrimeOhio II Industrial Park.

17. Completed the PrimeOhio drainage project, resolving a long-standing problem for the County’s largest industrial park.

18. Partnered with the City of Springfield and Springfield Township to secure local and district approval for funding the installation of streetlights and improvement of roadway through local funds and an OPWC grant.  Worked with Springfield Township to improve existing roadway.

19. Led the planning process for the creation of Phase I of the new $2+ million Center City Park, to be located in downtown Springfield. 

Retention & Expansion

20. Exceeded goals for HITS existing business outreach program (retention & expansion program).  Contacted one-on-one over 1,100 operations, discussed growth plans with over 750, and directly assisted almost 300.  Had 350 face-to-face meetings with over 160 businesses.

21. The HITS program received the Ohio Society of Association Executives‘ highest award, the Achievement Award, in recognition of its innovation and excellence.

Professional Connections

22. Coordinated community visits by representatives of the Ohio Department of Development’s Strategic Business Investment, Global Markets, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business divisions as well as over five other federal and state agencies to promote community and develop relationships.

23. Served on Communications Committees for the Ohio Economic Development Association as well as the Economic Development Institute.  Served on the Incentives Review Committee assembled by the Ohio Dept. of Development.

Research

24. Conducted biannual Wage & Benefits Survey, working with Wittenberg University to obtain, process and analyze data from 140 companies representing over 12,000 employees. 

25. In partnership with FirstEnergy, produced first IMPACTFactor+ economic development impact analysis, demonstrating that the projects in 2009 produced an additional 200 spinoff jobs, $1.5 million in real estate taxes, $750,000 in new local sales tax, $340,000 in municipal income tax.  Total new local and state taxes generated in 2009: over $3 million.

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