Private Sector Engagement
Position: Planning & Development Department Director
Funding Organization: City of Gahanna
Direct Report: Tom Kneeland, Mayor of the City of Gahanna
Project Duration: 4 Years
Project Location: City of Gahanna, Ohio
Project Summary: This 4-year project was established to create and implement a program that proactively engages SMEs, encourages investment opportunities, surveys businesses, assists with regulatory approvals, facilitates industry connections, establishes partnerships with local school districts and provides business development services.
Anthony has led the implementation team for this project and has helped to achieve significant results to increase private sector engagement and the economic competitiveness of the City of Gahanna. A brief summary of the results is highlighted below:
282 SMEs were visited over a three year period.
14 SMEs committed to investing over $62 million in their business operations.
1,822 jobs were retained and created from the 282 SMEs visited.
2 SMEs signed up for an Export Assistance Program to expand their markets.
2 SMEs have established a partnership with the Local School District to encourage youth to pursue employment within the electrical trades industry.