Exciting OEDA Training Opportunities Coming Up

Feb 10, 2021 | News, Newsletter

March and April will be great months for OEDA members to take advantage of training opportunities to improve your update your economic development skills, get caught up on the latest trends, and hear from experts in bring economic growth to Ohio and its communities.

The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, April 6 – 29 online,

The Ohio Basic Course is the premier course for economic developers who are new to the profession or their organization. Attendees will hear from thought leaders and experienced practitioners, as well as having an opportunity to network with their peers. You can find the Agenda for the 2021 Basic Course HERE.

Real Estate Development Core Course, March 18 – 19, online

The first Core course of 2021, Real Estate Development is taking place March 18 – 19, 2021. The course includes discussions with best practice leaders from around Ohio, about the changing face of real estate, the impact of COVID on markets and feasibility, how “work from home” will change the face of real estate development. This course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

ROI/Gap Analysis course on March 8, 9am – 1pm; online

“How Much is Enough?” That’s the question asked by community leaders and practitioners when considering incentives and investment for economic development. OEDI’s ROI and Gap Analysis course, will provide a hands-on look at the practical tools for making decisions on incentives, financing, and investment for development projects. Speakers include Price Finley and Jeffry Harris from Bricker & Eckler, Matt Deptola from JobsOhio, Tim Bartik from the Upjohn Institute, and Ned Hill from The OSU.

Funding your EDO: March 15, 2021; 9:30 – 11am online

This 90 minute webinar, conducted in partnership with The Montrose Group LLC and the Resource Development Group, will provide participants with ideas on how to increase support for your EDO among elected officials and decision-makers, ensure EDO relevance at a time of change, discuss strategies for sustainable, long-term funding, and develop programs that are beneficial to their communities.

Ohio’s Community Reinvestment Areas Program, March 31, 2021, online

The first course in OEDA’s Economic Development Tools Series, Ohio’s CRA Program, will take place on March 31, 2021. This 90 minute webinar will focus on the “how to” of the Community Reinvestment Act program, one of Ohio’s most used tax abatement programs.  Future webinars in the series will cover Enterprise  Zones, Income Tax Incentives, Joint Economic Development Districts, and Accountability & Transparency in incentives.

All OEDA courses are eligible for OhioCED credits. Most courses are eligible for AICP CM Credit.

OEDA has reduced its basic fees from prior years, and is also offering discounts for multiple course registrations and “Join and Save” program.

You can get more information about all of OEDA’s Training Programs at www.ohioeda.com/events.

In Memoriam – The Life of Dan Evers

I first met Dan in the fall of 2016.  I had moved to Central Ohio over the late holiday season in 2015 to begin serving as the new Director of GROW Licking County CIC, Dan’s former role.  I was immediately struck by many in the community who worried that I would “not be enough,” that the “shoes were too big,” and that “Dan was larger than life.”  And they were right. 

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OEDA 2022 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below.  Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. 

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