Aligning Opportunities Launch Event

Jun 6, 2019 | Events

July 17 – Join Team NEO and Delta Dental as we release the 2019 Aligning Opportunities report, an analysis of the job demand and supply picture for the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. You’ll gain insight into the programs being offered by 123 institutions, 94 occupations, and 19 wealth-creating occupation groups and learn the challenges of our workforce, employers and economy and what steps are being taken to drive the discussion to close the gap between the demand and supply imbalance. PLUS Hear from keynote speaker Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University. Learn how he has made remarkable strides in enrollment and student retention at the University as well the significant upgrades to streets on and around the campus. He will also give his perspective on the topic of building talent pools in the region. Additional information and registration is here.

Capitalizing on rural corporate site location opportunities

Rural communities are prime targets for companies considering a corporate site location project. Rural areas in the U.S. cover 97 % of the nation’s land area but contain 19.3 % of the population who are more likely to own a single family home, are older and less likely to hold a bachelor’s degree or be in poverty than their urban counters.

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AEP Names Wells Vice President, Sales, Economic and Business Development

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has promoted Timothy J. Wells to vice president, Sales, Economic and Business Development, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Wells replaces Mark James who retired last month.

Wells, 55, will lead AEP’s efforts to attract new commercial and industrial customers to its service territory and help existing customers take advantage of AEP’s growing menu of business consultation services. AEP has unique expertise in the energy field and has become a trusted energy advisor to many of its larger customers. Wells will be responsible for leading growth in services that fall outside of the distribution and transmission of electricity, in addition to helping communities bring new jobs to their local economies.

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