Notice of Public Hearing: September 29, 2020

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or as soon as practical thereafter, in accordance with the provisions of Section 147 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), a public hearing will be held by the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (the “Issuer”) […]

Mechanisms for Change: Land Banks

Over the course of the last month, the topic of Land Banks has been a hot one. The reason behind that can be found in Episode 3 of the My Town Hustle podcast. The trio at My Town Hustle does a much better job of educating listeners on the matter than I could ever do […]

Desire more? Aspire more.

“Have you seen the article in the Times about the schools?” By the time this text came through late Wednesday morning, I’d read the article and knew it was time to share the Port Authority’s vision for the site of the former Little Hocking Elementary. But before I proceed with sharing our vision, I would […]

The chicken or the egg?

If you think economic growth is only derived from flat spots out of the floodplain with all utilities, you’re wrong. Well, not entirely wrong. Just partly wrong.  Economic development in the current era is much more than real estate and infrastructure. It’s now arguably as much about quality of life – and place – as […]

What does the Port Authority even do?

If I only had a dollar for every time I heard that in my first few months on the job, I’d probably have my third Jeremiah’s Big R of the week… All jokes aside, it’s an honest question. One that’s hard to answer, especially in an organization with a breadth of capabilities from a statutory […]

Satisfying the WIIFM Principle

Before we get into the actual substance of this month’s post – if you were kind enough to read last month’s blog – “Thank You!” And if not, there’s no time like the present to read my initial post as Director; one intended to establish early expectations for how the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will […]

So you are gonna be an economic developer?

To make a play on the title of Andy’s final blog post as Executive Director, this is a question I’ve asked myself several times over the last month; my first on the job. With the COVID-19 crisis gaining momentum during the hiring process, I undoubtedly picked a historical time to change lanes with my career […]