2020 OEDA BR&E and Workforce & Talent Courses to Go On Line

Jun 4, 2020 | News, Newsletter

OEDA has announced that the next two Core Courses —- Business Retention and Expansion and the NEW Workforce and Talent Courses —- be conducted live On-Line.

The Business Retention and Expansion Course, taught by Erik Collins and Laith Wardi, will take place July 23 and 24. The BR&E course focuses on best practices and Ohio examples of an economic development organization’s business retention programs.

The new Workforce and Talent Course, taught by Lisa Patt McDaniel, will take place September 17 and 18, 2020. The Workforce and Talent Course, which was developed in response to feedback from the OEDA membership, will cover programs, practice and best practices in workforce development and talent acquisition.

To accommodate the changing circumstances of the economic development profession, OEDA, like many organizations, has transitioned its professional training programs to on On-Line Format. This has included the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, the Real Estate Development Course, the Finance & Incentives Course, and the Site Selection / Site Development Courses to an On-Line Format.

OEDA members who are interested in registering for more than one of the remaining Core Courses can do so at a discounted multiple-course rate.

For more information, go to www.ohioeda.com/events.

Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

America’s SBDC, the national association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), annually recognizes one outstanding SBDC employee from each of its 62 members. This outstanding employee exhibits exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their state or regional SBDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. Using a peer-based selection process, the Ohio SBDC network selected David Riggs for Ohio’s SBDC State Star.

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Tiffin Foundry and Machine to invest in new machinery and equipment

Tiffin Foundry and Machine has announced it will purchase new machinery and hire more staff with assistance from a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Tiffin Foundry has eight employees in Tiffin, and has an additional operation in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

JobsOhio’s grant, secured with assistance from the Regional Growth Partnership, will support a planned $321,923 in machinery and equipment upgrades and three new jobs. In addition, Tiffin Foundry and Machine worked with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County on other potential incentives to support the company’s growth.

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