Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) commended the Ohio Senate’s passage of the state’s Capital Budget out of conference committee, which included almost $8 million for development projects in the Toledo area.
“When we invest in our community, we foster job creation, economic development and a better quality of life for all people,” Fedor said. “We started this process back in January and the state investment in these projects is even more vital now. These dollars will support important community development projects throughout Lucas County, which will have a positive impact on the state’s overall economic health.”
Legislators worked with their local chambers of commerce, higher education institutions and area agencies to request funding for capital projects.
“The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce was pleased to again lead the effort in the Toledo region to identify projects for inclusion in the state’s Capital Budget,” said Wendy R. Gramza, president and CEO of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The collaboration between the region’s business leaders, local elected officials and our state legislators proved successful in bringing critical funding for community projects in the region. The investment by the state in our region will help create opportunities for job growth and improve our communities.”
The Capital Budget, which was delayed this year due to coronavirus, includes $2 billion in funding for capital improvement projects around the state. The bill now goes to the Senate floor for a full vote before heading to the Governor for his signature.