Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • OSU South Center; 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661
    Register


    Act Today For Your Community's Economic Development Future

    Open to all local elected officials, candidates, board members, volunteers, and local development professionals.  Learn and be empowered to guide your community's future locally.  


    Be sure to attend one of the economic development conferences
    for elected and appointed officials near you!  All trainings take place from 7:30 am to 4 pm on the following dates and locations.

    • Piketon: October 25, 2019; OSU South Centers (Endeavor Ctr, Room 160), 1862 Shyville Rd, Piketon OH


    Elected and appointed officials work tirelessly to ensure their communities’ economic development futures are bright.  ED NOW! is a one-day conference to support them in their efforts by providing information about economic development strategies, resources, programs, funding, and opportunities specific to communities in Southern and Eastern Ohio.

    Through panels, case studies, round tables, and presentations with plenty of opportunity for Q & A, attendees will be able to maximize their efforts to guide their communities’ economic development future. Topics to be covered include:

    • Site Selection
    • Public Infrastructure
    • The Regional Economy
    • Workforce Development
    • Economic Development Funding: Programs & Tools

    Specifically, ED NOW! Act Today for Your Communities Economic Development Future, will let you know:

    • How communities in Southern and Eastern Ohio can be competitive for new business investment,
    • How they can tap in to funding and resources to support economic development in their communities,
    •  What they can do to take advantage of current and emerging industries and opportunities and overcome obstacles.

    Who should attend?

    • County Commissioners
    • Mayors
    • City Managers
    • City Council Members
    • Township Trustees
    • School Officials and Board Members
    • Port Authority Directors/Board Members
    • CIC Directors/Board Members
    • Local ED and Private Sector ED Directors
    • Other Elected and Appointed Community Leaders Interested in ED

                                                                                                                              
    For More Information:  www.ohioeda.com/events

    In Partnership with:


    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio University - Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way | Dublin, Ohio 43016
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    Real Estate Development and Financing

    March 12-13, 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 the economic development professional with the critical steps of real estate development and a comprehensive understanding of how a deal progresses through to completion.

    Attendees will analyze the anatomy of a real estate deal and learn how each component stage impacts the next, and how real estate development is practiced in Ohio. This understanding will help the ED professional recognize the challenges (and often barriers) to advancing a new development in their community and to more thoughtfully understand approaches in helping close the deal.

    The OEDI Real Estate Course interactive delivery model helps ensure participants will leave with immediately applicable knowledge and build their professional network through group activities and the inclusion of an evening networking reception.  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.

    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 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.  

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215


    April 22, 2020
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
    75 East State Street,

    Columbus, Ohio  43215


    More information coming soon...
    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 01 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Pkwy · Dublin, Ohio 43017


    SAVE THE DATE!

    2020 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
    April 28- May 1, 2020


    The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities.

    The course meets for four days; April 28 - May 1, 2020.  The location chosen for the 2020 course is the Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Pkwy., Dublin, OH 43017.

    The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is a prerequisite for participating in OEDA's Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) that provides top-tier Ohio focused advanced training for professionals in the area of real estate, finance and incentives, retention and expansion and site selection/site development.  For more information about OEDI, visit https://ohioeda.com/programs/#institute.

    More details about the course coming soon.

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

    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 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.  

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio University - Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way | Dublin, Ohio 43016
    • 40


    Site Selection / Site Development

    June 11-12, 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 will focus on site development and the site selection process. The site development aspects of the course will focus on the process of how to make sure that that Ohio communities have shovel-ready sites that are competitive, including working with engineers, utilities, engineers, land planners. The site selection part will provide the economic development practitioner with the basics of the JobsOhio site selection program, participation in the SiteOhio site certification program, working with site selectors, making sure that their community can be competitive, and the negotiation process.

    The OEDI Site Selection 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.  

    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 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.  

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio University - Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way | Dublin, Ohio 43016
    • 40


    Business Retention and Expansion

    July 23-24, 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 will focus on both the program and practice of working with existing companies in Ohio, developing longstanding professional relationships, understanding company risks and opportunities, connecting companies to vital resources, and coordinating with JobsOhio and the JobsOhio Network for company visits. The course will also cover establishing and managing an effective retention and expansion in a community, aligning with JobsOhio sector team efforts, and collaborating with nearby communities.  

    The OEDI Retention & Expansion 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.  

    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 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.  

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio University - Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way | Dublin, Ohio 43016
    • 40


    Workforce and Talent Acquisition

    September 17-18, 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 provides students with techniques to meet the job needs of both new and existing businesses. The course covers the changing demographic and economic dynamics of the workforce, best practices in Ohio and around the nation, JobsOhio workforce and talent programs, effectiveness partnerships, the importance of data, and how local communities can leverage their resources into effective workforce programs.

    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 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.  

Past events

08 Oct 2019 2019 OEDA Annual Summit
07 Oct 2019 Staying on the Leading Edge: The Changing Practice of Workforce & Economic Development - Pre-Con to 2019 OEDA Summit
12 Sep 2019 OEDI Elective Workshop: Understanding Fiscal Impact Analysis
31 Aug 2019 OEDI Capstone Course Cohort III - September 2019-April 2020 (invitation only)
24 Jul 2019 Smart Mobility and Economic Development
11 Jul 2019 OEDI - Business Retention and Expansion
13 Jun 2019 OEDI - Economic Development Finance and Incentives
22 May 2019 The Role of Rail Service in Economic Development
15 May 2019 OEDA 360: The State of Economic Development in Ohio
09 May 2019 OEDI - Site Selection / Site Development
17 Apr 2019 Webinar: Broadband and Economic Development: The Need for Connectivity, Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion
02 Apr 2019 2019 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
14 Mar 2019 OEDI - Real Estate Development and Financing
07 Mar 2019 Ohio Economic Development Institute Elective Workshop: Understanding Economic Impact Analysis
31 Oct 2018 OEDI Capstone Course Cohort II - October 2018-March 2019 (invitation only)
17 Oct 2018 2018 OEDA Annual Summit
10 Oct 2018 ED NOW!
26 Sep 2018 Gas Utilities & Economic Development Webinar
20 Sep 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Business Retention and Expansion
22 Aug 2018 Webinar: Broadband and Economic Development: The Need for Connectivity, Steps for Access and Best Practices for Broadband Adoption and Expansion
19 Jul 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Finance and Incentives
10 May 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Site Selection and Site Development
01 May 2018 OEDI Capstone Course Cohort I - May 2018-Sept 2018 (invitation only)
10 Apr 2018 2018 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
15 Mar 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Real Estate Development
07 Mar 2018 OEDA 360: The State of Economic Development in Ohio
27 Feb 2018 Electric Utilities and Economic Development II: Incentives, Tools, and Resources
23 Jan 2018 Electric Utilities and Economic Development I: Basics and Key Terminology
07 Dec 2017 Ohio Economic Development Institute Elective Workshop: Understanding Economic Impact Analysis
26 Oct 2017 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Retention and Expansion
18 Oct 2017 2017 OEDA Annual Summit
03 Aug 2017 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Finance and Incentives
08 Jun 2017 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Site Selection and Site Development
10 May 2017 OEDA 360: State Economic Development Briefing
25 Apr 2017 2017 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
16 Mar 2017 Ohio Economic Development Institute - Real Estate
19 Oct 2016 2016 OEDA Annual Summit
08 Sep 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
01 Aug 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
15 Jul 2016 OEDA Mid-Year Briefing
27 Jun 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
28 Apr 2016 OEDA Networking Event
28 Apr 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
05 Apr 2016 2016 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
15 Mar 2016 OEDA Networking Event
15 Mar 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
22 Feb 2016 OEDA Networking Event
22 Feb 2016 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
12 Nov 2015 Managing Economic Development Organizations Training
20 Oct 2015 2015 OEDA Annual Summit
17 Jul 2015 JobsOhio/Ohio Development Services Agency Mid-Year Briefing
27 Apr 2015 OEDA Networking Event
27 Apr 2015 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
14 Apr 2015 OEDA Networking Event
14 Apr 2015 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
03 Mar 2015 2015 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
27 Jan 2015 OEDA Networking Event
27 Jan 2015 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
21 Nov 2014 Economic Development 101
12 Nov 2014 OEDA Networking Event
12 Nov 2014 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
22 Oct 2014 2014 OEDA Annual Summit
22 Aug 2014 OEDA Partners with OARC Candidates' Forum
13 Aug 2014 OEDA Networking Event
13 Aug 2014 Building Competitive Advantage to Win Training
17 Jul 2014 JobsOhio/Ohio Development Services Agency Mid-Year Briefing
20 May 2014 OEDA Networking Event
01 May 2014 OEDA Webinar - EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
05 Mar 2014 2014 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course
23 Oct 2013 2013 OEDA Annual Summit
25 Jun 2013 Utilities 101
06 Jun 2013 JobsOhio/Ohio Development Services Agency Mid-Year Briefing
31 May 2013 TMACOG TECH - Defining Roles in Economic Development Efforts
19 Apr 2013 Dayton Region Economic Development Forum
09 Apr 2013 BRAC Fundamentals: Understanding the Importance, Potential Impacts and Best Practices Related to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission
06 Mar 2013 2013 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course