OEDI - Economic Development Finance and Incentives

  • 14 May 2020
  • 9:30 AM
  • 15 May 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Ohio University - Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way | Dublin, Ohio 43016
  • 31


  • Please note that if this rate is selected, you must register for and attend an additional OEDI course in 2020. Should you not register for and attend an additional course, a $50 fee will be assessed and an invoice will be sent to you.
  • Please note that if this rate is selected, you must register for and attend an additional OEDI course in 2020. Should you not register for and attend an additional course, a $50 fee will be assessed and an invoice will be sent to you.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to select the MULTIPLE Course Rate you must also register for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th course if you have not already.

Economic Development Finance and Incentives

May 14-15, Dublin, OH


  • Ohio-specific information for intermediate and advanced practitioners
  • Designed in collaboration with JobsOhio and Ohio University
  • The most up-to-date industry information
  • Interactive learning focused on participant engagement
  • Offered at Ohio University’s state-of-the-art Dublin campus
  • Networking opportunities with the top economic development pros


The Ohio Economic Development Association is proud to have partnered with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School to create the Ohio Economic Development Institute, the state’s premier professional development program for economic development professionals.


Course Description:  This two-day course is designed to provide economic development professionals with a strong understanding of the finance and incentive programs that are available and utilized in Ohio.  Through interactive case studies, discussions, and speakers, the course will also give students the opportunity to work through real-world examples of how incentives are utilized. This will include both program details and how the programs are utilized in practice. The course will cover how the private capital markets work, public and private sector financing programs (such as JobsOhio, SBA, USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, etc.) along with incentives such as property and income tax credits, tax abatements, and grants at both the state and federal levels.  

The OEDI Finance & Incentives Course interactive delivery model helps ensure participants will leave with immediately applicable knowledge and build their professional network through group activities.  Unlike traditional lecture-style, this course focuses on participant engagement and interaction.  And, it provides a forum for economic development professionals to share information and build relationship with the best in the industry.  

The Ohio Certified Economic Developer (OhioCED) is state-specific credential for economic developers in Ohio.  All professional development and continuing education programs offered though the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) and/or through its advanced learning program, the Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI), provide credit for earning and maintaining the Ohio Certified Economic Developer.

OEDA is an approved provider for several other organizations and some of its education and professional development programs may provide credit for earning or maintaining other professional credentials or meeting professional licensure requirements. These may include but are not limited to lawyers, planners, architects and development finance professionals.  OEDA and OEDI programs approved for continuing education will include that information in the program description.

Prerequisites: There is a prerequisite for all Institute courses.  Attendees must have completed The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course or have three years of economic or community development experience.  Individuals who will be taking the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course in April 2020 may register for the courses.

OEDI courses are stand-alone, though they serve as the pathway to the Ohio Certified Economic Development (OhioCED) Credential.  Members are encouraged to register for multiple courses to received special discounted pricing. 

Lodging information:  A variety of hotel options to fit specific travel needs and budget are nearby. Visit http://www.irishisanattitude.com/stay/hotels for a full list of options.  For those looking to stay close to the facility, the following hotels are recommended (all are within six miles of Ohio University’s Dublin Campus):  Columbus Marriott Northwest, Crowne Plaza Dublin, Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin, Residence Inn by Marriott.  Please note that the estimated start time for Day 1 of the course is 9:30 a.m., so an overnight the night before the course begins may not be required for some attendees, based on drive time.