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.

HB168/BFPD Informational Webinar

Join a discussion, hosted by the Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC), to learn about the recently passed HB168, which establishes the bona fide purchaser defense (BFPD) into Ohio law. The establishment of the BFPD into Ohio law better aligns Ohio law with federal standards, and aims to encourage the redevelopment of lightly contaminated brownfield sites.

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An Open Letter to OEDA’s Members and Ohio’s Economic Development Community

OEDA has been listening and learning as the issues around systemic racism have been brought to the forefront and captured the nation’s attention.  It is devastating that the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd—and, sadly, the indisputable video evidence of their killings—became the catalysts for our country to collectively pay attention and admit that systemic racism exists. What is also indisputable is that the time for change is now.

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