- Commissioners' New Program to Infuse Millions into Local Communities for Job Creation, Economic Development
- 2015 Budget Promotes Job Creation & Community Safety; Provides Health & Human Services; Plans for the Future
- Commissioners Invest in Local Workforce through Grant to CoverMyMeds Resulting in 116 New Jobs
- Commissioners Approve Workforce Innovation Training Grant to Columbus Castings for 550 New Manufacturing Jobs
- Franklin County sales-tax hike to fund economic development
- 2014 Budget to Focus on Job Creation, Community Security, and Safety Net Services
- Commissioners Unveil New Job Training Program to Benefit Residents and Businesses
- Commissioners Invest in Main Street, Franklin County
- County Earns National Award for Workforce Innovation Training Grant Program
- Commissioners Approve First People Works Grant Aimed at Providing a Pathway out of Poverty
- Commissioners Support Local Business Diverting Construction Waste from Landfills
- Commissioners' Energy Works Program to Provide Loans for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
- Commissioners Approve First Round of Infrastructure Bank Loans to Local Municipalities
- Commissioners Fund First Energy Efficiency Project, Loan Leveraged to Boost Development, Sustainability
- Commissioners Continue Investments in Infrastructure to Spur Job Creation, Economic Development
- Commissioners’ Grant to South Side Manufacturer Creates 114 New Jobs
- People Works Grants Provide Pathway out of Poverty for 170 Residents
In 2013, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners granted our agency an additional allocation of $5.5 million per year for Fiscal Years 2015 to 2019 to start, capitalize, and implement four impactful and highly innovative economic development programs. Through the following suite of SmartWorks programs, the County’s goal is to make ongoing strategic investments in the areas of economic development, workforce development, and energy efficiency. Below is a quick summary of each of our SmartWorks programs - click on the logos for more information on how each program helps Franklin County Find the Future Faster!
The InfrastructureWorks program provides timely, innovative, and flexible loan financing through the Franklin County Infrastructure Bank (FCIB) to support economic development projects within the county that will create jobs and economic growth. The FCIB functions as a revolving loan fund that makes below market interest rate loans to city, village, and township borrowers located within Franklin County to finance the public infrastructure required to facilitate an economic development project.
The PeopleWorks program assists private sector employers who face hiring challenges recruit Franklin County residents who currently receive public assistance from one or more Franklin County social service agencies. PeopleWorks matches the work-ready clients of our social service agencies to employers, and also contains grant programs to provide resources to an employer to train and hire low income Franklin County residents in the “hard skills” needed to succeed on the job.
The EnergyWorks program is an ongoing partnership with the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority (CFFA) to capitalize the Columbus Region Energy Fund, which provides loan financing to Franklin County businesses and nonprofit organizations for cost-effective, energy efficiency improvements. EnergyWorks is designed to increase the energy efficiency of both existing and new facilities, resulting in lower energy costs, fewer carbon emissions, and economic growth in Franklin County.
The DowntownWorks program provides expertise and resources to Franklin County communities interested in downtown revitalization as a means of spurring economic growth. Through our partnership with Heritage Ohio, the program provides technical, organizational, and networking assistance to help our communities enhance the quality of life and economic health of their downtown areas
Board of Commissioners Agencies
- Animal Care & Control
- Child Support Enforcement
- Economic Development
- Fleet Management
- Homeland Security
& Justice Programs
- Human Resources