H&A releases newest installment of their Legislative and Incentive Update

Hickey & Associates released their H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Fall 2014, a comprehensive review of US state legislative activities related to business incentives, tax credits, and economic development policies during the 3rd quarter of 2014.

In the new report, H&A experts provide insight on policy updates and changes in the following states:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Indiana
  • North Carolina
  • Maine Ohio
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • Wisconsin

Following the brief presentation, the H&A experts will open up the webinar for an extensive question and answer session with participants for more detailed policy insight. To register for the webinar on Thursday, October 30th at 1:00 PM ET, please click on the following link: Register Here.Please join H&A experts for a complimentary webinar covering the many new programs and policies covered in the H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Fall 2014. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about changes and trends in laws and policies as many U.S. state legislatures continue to deliberate through the year. As companies consider their next business location decision, it is critical to be knowledgeable of the changes and the trends at the state and local level. These new policies and statutes could offer a number of funding opportunities through public incentives and dynamic economic development policies, while also presenting new challenges for the government relations team to navigate going forward.

To access a complimentary copy of the H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Fall 2014, please click on the following link: Download the complimentary report.

State of Ohio announces funding for incumbent job training program

In today’s global economy, many states are doing more to help their workforce remain competitive. In a world where the pool of highly skilled workers continues to shrink, these states recognize that competitive employees must possess the best and most advanced skills possible. To address these needs, states like Ohio have developed training grant programs to stimulate worker skills development by assisting companies to offset some of the costs associated with training.

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program (IWTVP) is a competitive grant scheme that reimburses up to $4,000 in job training costs per employee for up to $250,000 in total to a company in an individual award. This funding can be used to reimburse training conducted in-house, by third party training providers, or for tuition reimbursement through schools of higher learning.


The State of Ohio has announced a new round of training reimbursement for workers at qualifying industries.


Full-time employees working in the fields of manufacturing, financial services, energy, food processing, IT, or back office operations.


50% of training costs, up to a maximum of $4,000 per employee and/or up to $250,000 per company.


Training conducted from August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.


Training can be provided by in-house trainers, third party companies, or institutions of higher learning.


Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served bases beginning September 30 and continuing until the total funding amount of $29.4M has been allocated.

For more information on the funding announcement, please download the H&A report: Download the complimentary report.