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Representative Miller Votes to Allocate $4,300,000 in State Funds for Economic Growth, Community Development for Lorain County

Bipartisan House Bill 2 now heads to the Ohio Senate which needs to approve the funds so they may be distributed to Ohioans
February 7, 2024
Joseph A. Miller, III News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill (HB) 2, appropriating $2B of state funds for economic development and community investments that will help drive economic growth and generate opportunities across Ohio.

HB 2 includes half of the $700M from the One Time Strategic Community Investments Fund (OTSCIF), funding that was set aside in the most recent state operating budget. Rep. Joe Miller is excited to announce Lorain County will receive $4,300,000.

“I am proud to announce the local and statewide projects that I advocated for are getting well-needed and deserved funding. The One Time Strategic Community Investment Fund allotments recognize the history of our great county and pushes us into the future with funding to work on some of Lorain County’s infrastructure needs. These key initiatives are crucial for the advancement of not only my district but the many communities in Lorain County, and I will continue to advocate to secure more funding during the Capital Budget process,” said Rep. J. Miller.

The $4,300,000 of OTSCIF funds will be distributed to several local entities, including: 

  • $1,000,000 for the Lorain County Fair to provide significant upgrades and new facilities to the Fairgrounds.
  • $500,000 for the Nord Center Capital Improvement Project for a structural renovation project focused on the preservation and restoration of the main building.
  • $300,000 for the Lorain Hispanic Veterans Memorial that will honor and remember the names of fallen and lost Hispanic service members who died in combat operations on behalf of their country.
  • $2,500,000 for the Lorain County Community College Desich Entrepreneurship Center 3rd Floor Microelectronics Training Hub to support students in their endeavor to learn for a fast-paced and ever changing career field in microelectronics. 

HB 2 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. Community projects will have additional funding opportunities from the traditional capital budget and the remaining one-time funds.