23 January 2008

almost time for JEDDs?

Lown Hired to Champion JEDDs
from the Business-Journal
"Sarah Lown, a veteran development planner who has worked for several agencies in the Mahoning Valley, has begun working on behalf of the city to promote joint economic development districts (JEDDs) with surrounding communities.

Mayor Jay Williams has advocated forming JEDDs -- areas outside the city where Youngstown could offer water lines and other incentive programs -- with consenting parties. In 2006, the city launched a study of its water system’s capacity with an eye on the JEDD plan.

That study, Lown said, is in draft form and she believes it “probably” will be ready to go next month."

No comments: