The OCIC is actively searching for an individual to fill the position of Director. The Director is part of a team responsible for developing relationships with local, regional, and national businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and agency partners to identify and carry out the economic and workforce development needs within the County. The Director is primarily responsible for planning, organizing and implementing efforts related to business attraction, retention and expansion. The Director serves as the economic development representative of Ottawa County to the various ad hoc organizations and coalitions at the local/regional/state levels in which the County participates. The Director is also responsible for overseeing OCIC personnel.
This two-day course is designed to provide the Ohio economic development professional with the critical steps of real estate development and a comprehensive understanding of how a deal progresses through to completion. Attendees will analyze the anatomy of a real estate deal and learn how each component stage impacts the next, and how real estate development is practiced in Ohio. This understanding will help the ED professional recognize the challenges (and often barriers) to advancing a new development in their community and to more thoughtfully understand approaches in helping close the deal.
Middletown, Ohio, located along Interstate 75 halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton with a population of 48,823, is seeking a visionary Economic Development Director. The Director will report to the City Manager and work closely with the CIC.
The City of Sharonville (~13,500 residents, ~40,000+ daytime population) seeks an experienced, motivated, and highly collaborative economic development professional to lead the City’s business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. Sharonville is an award winning employer, having been recognized twice (2018 and 2019) by Ohio Business Magazine as a premier workplace and by Engaging Local Government Leaders (2019) as one of the nation’s best local government employers.
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) is seeking a new Vice President of Communications and Marketing to plan, develop, integrate, and implement the organization’s overall marketing strategies, communication, branding, and public relations activities both internally and externally. As a dynamic leader and change agent, the Vice President’s goal will be to strengthen existing communication efforts and develop a marketing and communications plan that reflects The Port’s mission and goals, addresses target audiences and key stakeholders, and ensures alignment and consistency of communications throughout the organization.