As JobsOhio reflects on its nearly 10-year partnership with the Ohio Economic Development Association, it is truly a “decade of difference, together.” On behalf of JobsOhio, we thank OEDA and its members for a valued collaboration.
The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) provides eligible businesses a 50% reimbursement of up to $10,000 for activities that promote international business.
Ohio Basic Economic Development Course: OEDI will once again be conducting the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, which covers a broad range of topics for those who are new to the profession or who want to get a quick Update. The 2022 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course will take place in person April 6 – 8, 2022, at the Marriott Columbus Northwest.
Ohio Economic Development Core Courses: In addition to the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, OEDI will offer the five Core Courses, which cover the basic skills for economic development professionals, including Real Estate Development, Finance and Incentives, Business Retention and Expansion and Site Development and Attraction, and Workforce and Talent.
The Ohio Export Internship Program matches businesses interested in growing exports with highly motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The Ohio Department of Development offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern.
In 2011, Chukwuma “Chuma” Ekwueme fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur when he founded SURE Mechanical, a certified minority-owned mechanical firm located in Cincinnati that provides HVAC/Mechanical design, fabrication and installation services for educational, government and private organizations.