Help Us Find the Brightest Rising Stars in Economic Development

Sep 20, 2018 | News, Newsletter |

Nominations are open for the 2019 Econ Dev 40 Under 40 Awards! Development Counsellors International and Jorgenson Consulting are searching for the top 40 economic development professionals under the age of 40 who are making waves in the industry and doing great work for their regions. If that sounds like someone you know, we encourage you to take a moment and submit a nomination for a colleague (or yourself!) for the 40 Under 40 Awards.  

To be eligible, nominees must be under 40 years old as of January 01, 2019.  The deadline to nominate is October 12, 2018.  A selection committee, comprised of five industry thought leaders, will review nominations during the month of November, winners will be notified in December and DCI will officially announce and recognize them at IEDC’s Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, FL in January 2019.

To learn more about the awards and submit a nomination, visit www.econdev40under40.com.

Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

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Ohio Economic Development Institute Graduates First Group of Certified Economic Developers

The Ohio Economic Development Institute, a continuing education program for experienced economic developers, has graduated its first seven participants. Another 16 will complete the program in six months.

The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

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