Ohio Development Services Agency

State Tax Credits Will Help Preserve Buildings In Columbus

Jun 29, 2016
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The Ohio Development Services Agency says historic preservation tax credits will help preserve the old Municipal Power Plant on Nationwide Boulevard in Columbus and 38 other old buildings around the state.

The state has started taking applications for grants and loans to help businesses near Buckeye Lake that have lost revenue while the water is kept low and a deteriorated dam is replaced.

State officials say nearly $38 million in historic preservation tax credits will go to projects aimed at revitalizing and rehabilitating 55 historic buildings in Ohio. 

More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio. 

Advocates for the homeless in Ohio are upset with a provision in the state Senate's newly proposed two year state budget that would cut funding for a key agency in half. 

The state says three organizations have received more than $1 million in federal funds to provide housing assistance and limited case management services for Ohioans with HIV and AIDS. 

Columbus City Schools

The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded millions of dollars in Historic Preservation Tax Credits for several projects around the state. 

The increased publicity of a green energy jobs report paid for by the state has sparked an argument over how forward the Kasich administration was in revealing its findings. 

State officials are extending a deadline for a heating assistance program that's available to those threatened with disconnection or whose service has been disconnected. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says 55 percent of companies that got state tax breaks in 2012 met requirements to retain and create jobs.

A Toledo Blade investigation into whether taxpayer funding creates jobs in Ohio shows state documents inflating the number of jobs created by more than 11 thousand.

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