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Matt Schnipke Explains CAPP and How it Can Help Your Organization



Jul 13, 2017

7:45 am (Networking begins)

DID YOU KNOW????   Any Warren County community, non-profit or business that is a part of the Warren County Chamber Alliance or member of a local chamber of commerce can submit a project or policy issue to the CAPP Process. 

The Warren County Chamber Alliance has implemented the Chamber Alliance Prioritization Process (CAPP) to gather information about, and advocate for, public works projects, community projects, and local government and business policy initiatives that are important to Warren County and its businesses. CAPP focuses on key sectors, including Economic Development, Healthcare, Quality of Life and Workforce Development.

POTENTIAL CAPP PROJECTS

Every year the Chamber Alliance seeks “shovel ready” projects or policy initiatives for which to advocate. Shovel ready projects are ones that are designed, ready to bid and would require a final infusion of local, state or federal funding to start the project (last monies in). Previous CAPP project submissions include a park project in Springboro which sought funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Another project in Wayne Township sought money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a grant for rural internet connectivity.

On the policy side of CAPP, the Chamber Alliance has advocated for various policy changes, both state and federal, with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Department of Labor (DOL) and others. Examples of policies submitted for CAPP consideration include the change in Prevailing Wage laws for municipal projects, the allowance for local port authorities to participate in economic development projects that deal with SBA 504 loans and new guidelines for local Workforce Investment Boards (WIB).

Some of the projects and/or policies recently advocated for have resulted in immediate success. Based on Chamber Alliance involvement, new guidelines for WIBs were established that not only helped Warren County but WIBs across the entire country! Also, the “Warren County model” for the Small Business Development Center was showcased to a panel of congressional staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee.

In 2015, three (3) CAPP shovel ready projects were included in the State of Ohio Capital Budget Bill and subsequently awarded a combined $795,000! CAPP works!

 Any Warren County community, non-profit or business that is a part of the Warren County Chamber Alliance or member of a local chamber of commerce can submit a project or policy issue to the CAPP Process. More information and CAPP applications can be found at www.warrencountyport.org or by contacting Matt Schnipke in the Warren County Office of Economic Development at (513) 695-1629 or Matthew.Schnipke@co.warren.oh.us.

 

 

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