Given recent and anticipated market activity in Milo, in 2017, The Columbus Foundation commissioned GOPC to analyze market and demographic conditions in the neighborhood. The report, Positioning Milo-Grogan for Success, was intended to help Milo residents and stakeholders manage future development activity so that it is inclusive and equitable.
Building Assets: Ohio’s CDFI Industry is an independent analysis of Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are business-minded entities that lend money to people and in places where it is not readily available from conventional banks. CDFIs are essential partners in stabilizing and redeveloping Ohio’s weak-market neighborhoods and cities.
In the past five years, the Columbus Land Redevelopment Office and Central Ohio Community improvement Corporation (COCIC) have generated $180 million in economic impact in Columbus and Franklin County communities. The land banks work together to help create stronger, safer neighborhoods by obtaining and managing blighted properties and creating redevelopment opportunities.
From Gary, Indiana to Lowell, Massachusetts, smaller post-industrial cities are taking strategic steps to regenerate – with the chance to follow their larger rebounding counterparts like Pittsburgh and Cleveland – by building on downtowns, capitalizing on a unique sense of place, and focusing on workforce development.
Lavea Brachman, Executive Director of GOPC, and Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, argue for “strategic incrementalism” to revitalize cities like Youngstown, Cleveland, Baltimore and Flint.
Greater Ohio regularly analyzes trends in Ohio’s sales tax revenue to evaluate how well Ohio’s tax policies match with the lifestyles of Ohioans. This analysis shows that Ohio’s county-based sales tax structure is misaligned with regional shopping trends .
Our leading initiative, Restoring Prosperity to Ohio, is a multi-faceted, non-partisan policy and advocacy strategy aimed at broad-based state-level and strategic federal policy reforms designed to facilitate Ohio’s transition to our next economy.