A Stronger Workforce through Understanding Mental Health and Addiction

About three months ago, we launched our Recovery Within Reach campaign, a first-of-its-kind effort to educate Ohioans about the financial effects of opioid addiction — and to connect them with treatment options close to their homes.

Our goal is to create a new way of talking about addiction, one in which people consider the facts and practical realities of how substance use disorder affects their lives. Not long ago, Gov. Mike DeWine challenged all of us in state government to think of ways we could help Ohioans navigate the opioid crisis that has affected our state for so long. For us, that meant considering the financial effects of addiction — and providing tools and trainings to help Ohioans and financial advisers talk about addiction and access care.

Newark Development Partners continues to make strides in Downtown Newark

Newark Development Partners (NDP), the community improvement corporation for the City of Newark, continues to further development in the Downtown through various projects. The sale of the Hudson Avenue Church with surrounding property, the renewal of the Downtown Special Improvement District and the commencement of construction at the Historic Arcade are all recent successes for the City of Newark.

Dan Evers Scholarship and Tribute:

The OEDA leadership is happy to share that over $7500 was raised at the Annual Summit for the Dan Evers scholarship program!  This program was created by OEDA to honor Dan’s legacy and provide OEDI professional development opportunities to OEDA members.  Look for information soon regarding how to apply for a scholarship in 2023. 

Only One Month Away: Governor’s Cup Deadline November 22

The year is not even over yet, and 2022 has already proven to be a remarkable one for the state of Ohio. There is an influx of opportunities coming to Ohio that is shaping the future of not only the state but the entire nation.

From Intel’s announcement to onshore 3,000 jobs and create its most advanced semiconductor mega fab in Licking County to Honda’s commitment to building a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in Fayette County, while also retooling its current facilities in Union, Logan, and Shelby counties for EV manufacturing, Ohio is meeting the needs of the world’s most influential companies.