Be sure to save the date for the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18, 2018 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. The Annual Summit is OEDA’s flagship conference, with programming for every Ohio economic developer. From the sharing of best practices and lessons learned in case studies to the information gleaned from nationally-recognized experts and industry leaders, the 2018 Annual Summit is an excellent opportunity to Expand Your Knowledge and Your Network. Mark your calendar today!
For Ohio to compete for businesses, employment opportunities and residents in the years to come, innovation must be more than an ingredient of the state’s economic development efforts; it must be the driver.
What is the future of renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar, in Ohio? Amidst the range of arguments and policy debates ever in front of the state’s legislature and policy making bodies, what strategies are forthcoming, and how does that impact the energy generation mix?
In January 2016, shortly after it was announced that Valspar would be purchased by Sherwin Williams, Valspar revealed that it would close its operation in Medina as part of the purchase agreement. This closing put nearly 100 employees out of work on April 30, 2016.
Lucious Plant is the director of talent acquisition for the Dayton Development Coalition, an economic development agency in Dayton. He also serves as a corporate retention specialist and revitalization project manager for the organization. Through his 25-year career, Plant has assisted new and native businesses in maintaining their workforce and expanding to larger audiences.