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Energy Works Program to Provide Loans for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Energy Works, is a low-interest revolving loan fund that will make money available to businesses, local governments, schools, and non-profits in Franklin County for energy efficient upgrades.

The commissioners are committing $1.5 million to the project each year for at least the next five years and, because the awards are loans and the fund revolves, it should grow and continue in perpetuity.

Energy-efficient upgrades could include renewable power generation such as natural gas, biomass, wind or solar, fuel cells, waste energy recovery, high efficiency HVAC, and smart lighting.

Franklin County ranked No. 4 nationally for job creation

Franklin County ranks No. 4 among U.S. counties for jobs created by larger companies, according to an analysis of government employment figures by Headlight Data.

The ranking, which shows Franklin County adding 3,235 new jobs between 2013 and the end of last year, is supposed to give economic development officials an inkling for the places seeing the most success - and struggles - with hosting corporate headquarters.

ALERT Franklin County Emergency Notification System

ALERT Franklin County is a mass notification and warning system developed to quickly notify residents of weather emergencies, crime alerts, road closures and more.

You choose the community notifications and locations you want and how you want to receive them. Notifications can be received via text message, email, cell phone, home phone or work phone.

Eight County Buildings Join Lights Out Columbus Initiative

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Columbus on their way to or from their breeding grounds. Many birds migrate at night, and lights on tall buildings can lead to collisions with buildings or windows. Lights Out programs provide an opportunity to reduce the number of collision-related kills by reducing lighting.

Watch General Session Online

Videos of the County Commissioners' General Session meetings are now online. Click on the link below to watch the most recent meeting.

Downtown Works initiative to revitalize downtown commercial districts

On July 7, the Commissioners authorized a new economic development initiative called Downtown Works. The latest in the Commissioners’ Smart Works suite of economic development programs, Downtown Works is a partnership with Heritage Ohio, which works with municipalities all over the state to preserve and revitalize historic downtowns, and is funded with $54,175 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money.

Marilyn Brown President
Paula Brooks
John O'Grady