Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation

Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation

Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation

The Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation is the lead business development team for all communities in Putnam County. The CIC employes a Economic Development Director who is is a Certified Economic Developer in the State of Ohio and works alongside a tax specialist and officer manager to deploy development services. 

A leader in workforce innovation resources:

*Labor analytics, recruitment assistance, demographics, wage/benefit surveys, and activities like human resources rountables, the Trade UP manufacturing high school pre-apprenticeship program, Business Advisory Council, earn and learn programs, and the NW Ohio Educator Bootcamp each summer.

*Collaborative employment of a full-time manager for The Workforce Partnership of Putnam County.

*Owner/manager of BUILD PUTNAM web portal connecting employers to workers and students and marketing local careers.

A Team approach to an array of business strategies: 

  • Business development, retention and expansion visits to hear and promote company successes and help find solutions to challenges.
  • Site selection, building selection and real estate transactions for existing and new businesses.
  • New business attraction proposals for local and state leads.
  • Strategic planning helping businesses utilize economic development best practices.
  • Infrastructure planning and grant technical assistance for communities.
  • Lead for all commercial and industrial tax incentive proposals in Putnam County.
  • Gateway to project-based grants and loans from JobsOhio and Ohio Department of Development.
  • Administration of the Port Authority of Northwestern Ohio which can buy, sell, lease, rent and own property and buildings.

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