2019 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course Date Announced

Oct 25, 2018 | Events

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 2-5, 2019.  The location chosen for the 2019 course is The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard, 820 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights, OH  43212.

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.

CLICK HERE for more details about the course, including the course agenda.


A limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked for the nights of April 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU, located at 780 Yard Street, Columbus, OH 43212.  Please note that, for your convenience, the hotel is connected to the Grand Event Center, where the Basic Course sessions take place. You may contact the Courtyard at 1-888-787-1886 by the March 1st deadline to make your reservation at the discounted rate of $159.00 per night.  Please be sure to reference the Ohio Economic Development Association to receive this discounted rate.  For online reservations by March 1st, CLICK HERE

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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A Message from JobsOhio President J.P. Nauseef Partner Engagement Update – We’re Listening!

In March 2019, I joined the JobsOhio team and determined my first priority was to meet with our local economic development partners across the great state of Ohio. My goal was to understand your experiences with us, learn where we exceeded your expectations, and hear your ideas on ways to improve our partnership. Economic development has always been a team effort, so I wanted to engage the team, and indeed you engaged with us!

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