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    City, suburbs announce “anti-poaching” deal

    By Doug Caruso

    The Columbus Dispatch

    Thursday December 15, 2011 12:33 PM

    Columbus and at least nine of its suburbs have reached an agreement to curtail job poaching, the practice of enticing companies to move jobs — and the income taxes they generate — across municipal lines.

    A city that used tax breaks to lure a central Ohio company with payroll of at least $10 million would have to share half of the income tax revenue it gained with the city that lost it, according to a statement the Columbus mayor’s office issued this morning.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/12/15/no-poaching-deal.html

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    This same thing was done nearly five years ago:

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-8-suburbs-to-sign-no-poaching-pledge

    I wonder what’s new about this new deal, and if it will really change anything. That last deal didn’t seem to work for long.

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    I hope it works, but without any teeth I don’t see it going very far.

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    It seems the defined revenue sharing agreement

    Walker said:
    This same thing was done nearly five years ago:

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-8-suburbs-to-sign-no-poaching-pledge

    I wonder what’s new about this new deal, and if it will really change anything. That last deal didn’t seem to work for long.

    At least they defined the ramifications of poaching in the new version – 5 years of 50% revenue sharing with the municipality which loses the jobs/business.

    ETA: not sure where I got that 5 year number, but I think I heard the story on WCBE this morning.

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    Central Ohio suburbs agree to economic development principles
    By Marla K. Kuhlman
    ThisWeek Community Newspapers
    Monday March 19, 2012 2:54 PM

    Central Ohio mayors and city managers are scheduled to announce they have reached consensus on the principles that will be encompassed by an economic development agreement at a press briefing and meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Columbus City Hall. Columbus and nine of its suburbs signed a letter of intent in December to curtail what’s referred to as “job poaching” or the practice of enticing companies to move jobs across municipal lines.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/gahanna/news/2012/03/13/web-COH-agreement.html

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    Press Release:
    Central Ohio Executives Agree on Unprecedented Plan for Economic Cooperation

    Mayors, city managers and city administrators from 12 Franklin County jurisdictions have reached consensus on an economic cooperation agreement. Under the proposal, the participating municipalities would collectively focus their economic development energies on bringing new jobs to Central Ohio while curbing the practice of taking jobs from one jurisdiction to another in the same region. If the proposal is ratified by the jurisdictions’ legislative bodies, each city would agree not to offer economic development incentives to move existing jobs from another participating jurisdiction.

    If a business were to consider moving from one participating municipality to another, the cities would be required to communicate directly with each other throughout the process and incentives could only be offered for new jobs. Municipalities could continue to use all the economic development tools in their arsenals in order to retain jobs and bring new jobs from outside the region.

    Participating municipalities include: Bexley, Columbus, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington and Worthington. The group is working with three additional Franklin County jurisdictions to join the agreement and will invite additional jurisdictions in neighboring Central Ohio counties to join in the future. The participating executives will ask their city councils to approve legislation ratifying the agreement by the end of May.

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    Westerville won’t participate in multi-city pact
    By Jennifer Nesbitt
    ThisWeek Community Newspapers
    Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    Westerville will not be part of a pact among 12 of 16 Franklin County municipalities that forbids tax-incentive agreements for companies that move from one central Ohio city to another. Westerville City Manager Dave Collinsworth said the city has been working with other central Ohio communities on the agreement for nearly a year. In December, Westerville was one of 10 communities that signed letters of intent stating they agreed with an anti-poaching deal “in principle” and that they would not “overtly pursue” companies located in other central Ohio communities.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/westerville/news/2012/03/27/westerville-wont-participate-in-multi-city-pact.html

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    westerville=john kasich

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    Lucky for these participants they are governments, otherwise this appears to me it would be illegal collusion. Still has the same impact though. What’s wrong with competition?

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    Concerns raised about joining pact
    By CHRIS BOURNEA
    ThisWeek Community Newspapers
    Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:39 PM

    The city of Upper Arlington continues to evaluate the possibility of taking part in a regional agreement with the city of Columbus and a group of Franklin County suburbs in which the municipalities would agree not to “poach” jobs and economic development opportunities from each other. Upper Arlington City Council members and city administrators discussed concerns about moving forward with the agreement at the April 16 council conference session.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/upperarlington/news/2012/04/17/concerns-raised-about-joining-pact.html

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    Dublin won’t sign no-poaching pledge
    By Holly Zachariah
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday April 24, 2012 12:23 PM

    Several central Ohio suburbs have agreed to stop enticing businesses from their neighbors in the region to relocate to their own cities, but Dublin officials last night declined to do so.

    Columbus and 11 other cities have agreed in principle to a no-poaching agreement that’s being heralded by Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman as a pact that will usher in a new era of cooperation in the metro region.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/24/Dublin-no-poaching-pledge.html

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    Job-poaching pact in jeopardy
    By Dean Narciso, Lucas Sullivan, Quan Truong
    Sunday May 6, 2012 6:06 AM

    More central Ohio suburbs are backing off their commitment to stop poaching jobs from one another, meaning city leaders hungry for income-tax revenue could continue to offer incentives to lure businesses away from their neighbors.

    Dublin, Westerville, Whitehall and Canal Winchester recently indicated they will not participate in the no-poaching agreement, and officials from Upper Arlington said last week they will not join if Dublin is out.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/06/job-poaching-pact-in-jeopardy.html

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    Bexley isn’t on board with anti-job-poaching pact
    By KELLEY YOUMAN
    ThisWeek Community News
    Wednesday May 16, 2012 12:01 PM

    Bexley City Council has joined a growing list of communities declining to sign a so-called “anti-job poaching” agreement. City Council voted unanimously May 8 to table a resolution, that if approved, would have authorized the mayor to enter into the agreement with several other central Ohio communities, including Dublin, Worthington, Whitehall and Upper Arlington, and the city of Columbus.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/bexley/news/2012/05/15/bexley-isnt-on-board-with-anti-job-poaching-pact.html

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    News said:
    Dublin won’t sign no-poaching pledge
    By Holly Zachariah
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday April 24, 2012 12:23 PM

    Several central Ohio suburbs have agreed to stop enticing businesses from their neighbors in the region to relocate to their own cities, but Dublin officials last night declined to do so.

    Columbus and 11 other cities have agreed in principle to a no-poaching agreement that’s being heralded by Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman as a pact that will usher in a new era of cooperation in the metro region.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/24/Dublin-no-poaching-pledge.html

    Dublin is going to move all the jobs into the Bridge Street Corridor and become the new central business district for the region, thus changing Central Ohio to the Greater Dublin Metropolitan Area.

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    johnwirtz said:
    Dublin is going to move all the jobs into the Bridge Street Corridor and become the new central business district for the region, thus changing Central Ohio to the Greater Dublin Metropolitan Area.

    lmao

    bridge st corridor=city center part 2:the annihilation of Columbus downtown

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