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The Ohio Economic Development Association is more than just a new website.  There’s a new energy at OEDA, reflecting those we serve.  As the professional association for economic developers, our new brand reflects our members– dynamic, on-the-move, decisive, knowledgeable, informed, engaging.  The Ohio Economic Development Association is committed to helping our members expand their knowledge, expand their network and expand their influence.  So, come join us as we work to expand your opportunities.

 

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The Ohio Economic Development Association is committed to providing Ohio’s economic development community with resources to help practitioners best serve their business community during the COVID-19 outbreak. We believe one of the most helpful roles OEDA can play is curator; sifting through and summarizing the vast amount of information so you can focus on what you need as professionals.

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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

Recognition for JobsOhio Is a Win for All of Ohio’s Economic Developers

On April 28, JobsOhio was announced as the National Organization of the Year (in our category) of the 2022 American Business Awards (ABA). Widely regarded as the world’s premier business awards program, this competition attracted more than 3,700 nominations. This recognition is further validation that the JobsOhio platform is Ohio’s competitive advantage.

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2022 Ohio Business Matchmaker Is Back In-Person

Government agencies and prime contractors that award billions of dollars in contracts will meet in-person with small businesses in Ohio at the 2022 Ohio Business Matchmaker, the largest small business-to-government contracting event in the state.

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Tracked House Bills – May 2022

Federal News: 

The whole high-price-of-fuel thing?  Yeah, it’s not going to get any better: In a recent NY Times opinion article, a political economics professor at Cambridge put the world on notice that the 1970s fuel crises were chump change compared to what’s coming at us.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, already stressed energy markets were pushed over the edge.  Prior to Putin’s aggression in that country, fuel supplies had already been struggling to meet demand; prices notably surged during the past year.  (This despite the U.S. shale boom during the previous decade; but the rate of growth of shale gas has been falling since 2020.)  And the new OPEC Plus cartel of oil producers now exercises a decidedly anti-U.S. position.

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Tracked Senate Bills – May 2022

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Ohio General Assembly to fast-track townships & smaller cities’ ARPA funds: In anticipation of the 2nd tranche of COVID relief to arrive from the U.S. Treasury this month or next, the G.A. has scheduled HB 377 (described below) for full action before the summer recess to distribute those funds to Ohio’s townships and smaller cities (so-called nonentitlement units of local government, or NEUs, under ARPA).

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Tracked House Bills – April 2022

Federal News:

Real discussions afoot as to changing the global supply chain model of past several decades:  Appearing on Thursday, April 21 at the World Bank and IMF, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the audience the time has come to rejigger global supply chains that are “not secure.”  With the more aggressive stance taken by adversarial countries such as Russia and its ally China, Secretary Yellen stated that global supply chains had proved to be unstable, and that supply chains should be reshaped around “trusted partners,” even if it meant higher product costs.

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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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