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Attorney General DeWine Issues 2015 Economic Development Manual


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued its 2015 Ohio Economic Development Manual. The manual is designed to be a one-stop guide for businesses, elected officials, and economic development professionals who are interested in promoting business growth and job creation.

“Until now, there was no single publication or source that outlined all of the various economic development laws and programs in the state,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This manual provides a general framework of the laws in Ohio that form the foundation of economic development policy, and it identifies some of the public and private programs that someone might want to consider when trying to attract or retain business in Ohio.”

The manual is designed to provide users overviews on Ohio laws, tax systems, funding sources, and agencies that play a role in economic development throughout Ohio.

DeWine was joined in announcing the manual by Andrew Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and Rick Platt, President and CEO of the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority. These two agencies were part of a group of several partner organizations who assisted and provided guidance in developing the manual. Other partner organizations include:

  • Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
  • Columbus 2020
  • Dayton Development Coalition
  • Greene County Development
  • JobsOhio
  • Ohio Development Services Agency
  • Ohio Economic Development Association
  • REDI Cincinnati
  • Regional Growth Partnership
  • Team NEO
A copy of the manual is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at


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