Senate Acts To Bolster Job Creation, Tourism In Ohio
Oelslager Co-sponsors Bill That Restructures Department Of Development
Columbus - 
State Senator Scott Oelslager (R- North Canton) today applauded the passage of Senate Bill 314, legislation that will help continue job creation efforts by restructuring the Ohio Department of Development into the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA). The agency will work in conjunction with JobsOhio, providing essential services such as overseeing the administration of loans and tax credits used to help create and expand Ohio businesses. "JobsOhio has dramatically changed the way Ohio handles economic development and job creation - with the end result of Ohio leading the region in new jobs being created," Oelslager said. "The establishment of the Development Services Agency will ensure that In addition, the bill also seeks to improve the state's tourism efforts through the creation of the Office of TourismOhio. The TourismOhio Advisory Board - comprised of industry experts - will help provide guidance in promoting tourism in the state. This new office will be funded through a five-year pilot program that links funding for the office to the growth in sales tax revenues of tourism-related industries. Senate Bill 314 now moves to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration. Similar legislation has been introduced in that chamber by Representatives Christina Hagan (RAlliance) and Mike Dovilla (R- Berea).
State Senator Scott Oelslager represents the 29th District for the Ohio Senate, which includes portions of Stark County. His office can be reached at (614) 466-0626 or at
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