Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a number of State Officer and State legislative positions are on the ballot this year. As Election Day approaches, we at GOPC have been thinking about a range of quality-of-life and redevelopment issues we think the next legislative body of the state should work to carry out.
Earlier this month, GOPC was a table sponsor at the Gubernatorial Forum hosted by the The Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC). Speaking to a roomful of the state’s top political, business, and civic leaders, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray shared their campaign platforms related to transportation, infrastructure, job creation, and economic development.
Newspapers from across the state have reported on how leaders from these Reinvention Cities are seeking to create supportive state policy that will aide revitalization efforts already underway.
GOPC’s former Manager of Research and Policy Torey Hollingsworth recently traveled to Muncie, Indiana to participate in Ball State University’s Small Cities Conference.
In his recent post on Urbanophile.com titled “Bribing People to Move to Your City”, blogger Aaron M. Renn discusses the Hamilton, Ohio’s incentive program to attract talent to their city. Unfortunately, it seems Mr. Renn did not take the time to properly understand the full context of this policy and in doing so misses the tremendous amount of work Hamilton’s leaders have put towards revitalizing their urban core and renewing the community’s economic prospects.