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File #: 1365-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for federal advocacy services in an amount up to $50,000.00; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund budget; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1365-2021 2021-05-25 Admin Chamber 2021 contract GF
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of providing federal advocacy services.

The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce will pursue federal funding through the services of a consultant to support investments in infrastructure, people, and innovation to advance economic development and job growth within the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Region.

A collaborative effort was established between the City of Columbus, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Partnership, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to pursue this effort.

Emergency action is requested to allow the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce to continue to provide federal advocacy services without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce in an amount up to $50,000.00 is available in the Administration Division’s 2021 General Fund Budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: The vendor’s contract compliance 006012 is active and expires on 8/9/21.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce for federal advocacy services in an amount up to $50,000.00; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the General Fund budget; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus desires to provide the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce with funding for purposes of federal advocacy; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce will pursue federal funding through the service of a consultant to support investmen...

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