Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) a non-profit organization that focuses on workforce development, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment for Sandusky County, has received a $9,000 United Way Support Grant for two THINK Sandusky County workforce development initiatives.
Disruption of existing markets capitalizing on new technology and changing consumer behavior will be a major economic development trend in 2019. Disruptors change an existing industry. They create jobs and often destroy jobs but they succeed if they add value to a customer experience for a price that is usually lower. Disruptors may also be small start-up companies or giant companies that still remember when they were a start-up. Disruptors in large part create or use technology to change markets. Disruptors are often tied to the use of technology to automate a process.
In the face of the blowback that has been generated as a result of the Amazon competition (and subsequent rollback), the International Economic Development Council has provided some very useful information that can help economic developers improve the understanding of their roles to key stakeholders.
Interested in technology? Looking for a paid internship this summer? The Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program is a great opportunity to work at some of Ohio’s most innovative companies!
Adequate funding for infrastructure — notably Ohio’s roads and bridges — is a top priority for economic development in the state.