The mission of the Ohio Economic Development Association is to advance the practice of economic development to foster economic growth, prosperity, and opportunity for all residents of the State of Ohio.

We have a renewed energy, reflecting those we serve. As the professional association for economic developers, our brand reflects our members– dynamic, on-the-move, decisive, knowledgeable, informed, engaging. OEDA is committed to helping our members expand their knowledge, expand their network and expand their influence. Come join us as we work to expand your opportunities.

 

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Expand Your Knowledge

 

Prepared professionals win.  OEDA provides professional development and continuing education for practitioners at every level through high-value conferences, courses, and trainings.  To help you stay current, we seek out important information from around the state to be your information safety net.  Our flagship program, the Ohio Economic Development Institute offers high-level, state-specific courses that are the pathway to earning the Ohio Certified Economic Development credential.

 

Expand Your Network

 

We know economic developers also learn from each other.  OEDA enables members to connect with peers from around the state– gaining knowledge, building relationships, and identifying resources.  Structured learning is important but our members value the opportunities OEDA provides to interact with fellow practitioners as well as consultants and related industry representatives.

 

Expand Your Influence

 

OEDA prides itself on being a preferred source of state economic development information for our members as well as legislators and policy makers. OEDA members receive a monthly legislative update on legislation being monitored by the advocacy team as well as timely breaking news on key bills. With members representing every county in Ohio, OEDA is a unique position to connect legislators with economic development professionals from their districts.

 

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OEDA is your partner for success at every step of your career.  Our foundational programs and services are designed to support you in your current position as well as preparing you for future career growth.  Whether it is through our jobs board, opportunities to connect, or your expansion of knowledge, OEDA opens doors and expands opportunities.

 

GENERAL NEWS

2024 Annual Excellence Awards Call for Nomination: Deadline: August 1, 2024

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized state-wide! A panel of OEDA members will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select an overall winner. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held September 5 – 6, 2024, in Toledo, Ohio. Award finalists will be notified prior to the Annual Summit. Winners and finalists will be promoted on OEDA’s website and in an OEDA e-newsletter

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ADVOCACY

Tracked Senate Bills – May 2024

Jeffry D. Harris Bricker Graydon LLP  135TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PROPOSED & ENACTED LEGISLATION (Changes from last month are noted in italics): SENATE BILLS: SB 2  PROPERTY TAX (Schuring, K.) Introduced on January 12, 2023, this bill seeks to authorize certain...

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Tracked House Bills – May 2024

Jeffry D. Harris Bricker Graydon LLP  135TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PROPOSED & ENACTED LEGISLATION (Changes from last month are noted in italics): HOUSE BILLS: HB 1 PROPERTY/INCOME TAX (Mathews, A.)  Introduced on February 15, 2023, this bill modifies existing law...

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Tracked Senate Bills – April 2024

Jeffry D. Harris Bricker Graydon LLP  135TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PROPOSED & ENACTED LEGISLATION (Changes from last month are noted in italics): SENATE BILLS: SB 2  PROPERTY TAX (Schuring, K.) Introduced on January 12, 2023, this bill seeks to authorize certain...

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The best and the brightest practitioners have invested in their careers and communities by becoming members of the Ohio Economic Development Association. But, other top industries and organizations have as well.  Support for OEDA is support for the economic development profession and reflects these organizations’ commitments to growing the Ohio economy.

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