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File #: 2261-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,000.00)
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. Ord 2261-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit.

The Asian American Commerce Group (AACG) provides outreach to all minority group to encourage entrepreneurship and provides business assistance to help entrepreneurs start a business. The AACG serves as a liaison between the Asian community and new immigrants and the many resources provided by the city, county, state, and federal governments. In November, the AACG will host the 6th Annual Economic Summit. At a minimum cost, the summit educates business owners and future entrepreneurs on the many resources available from the government and corporate community to support small and diverse owned businesses.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Jobs Growth subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in providing grant funding to the AACG in advance of the planned November summit.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Asian-American Commerce Group in support of the organization’s Annual Economic Summit; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the Asian American Commerce Group (AACG) provides outreach to all minority group to encourage entrepreneurship and provides business assistance to help entrepreneurs start a business; and

WHEREAS, in November, the AACG will host the 6th Annual Economic Summit; and

WHEREAS, the summit educates business owners and future entrepreneurs on the many resources available from the government and corporate community to support small and diverse owned businesses; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily business of the city in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a grant agreement with the AACG to avoid any delay in providing resources necessary for event pl...

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