Join Your Peers at OEDA’s Core Courses, Starting in May!

Apr 23, 2023 | Events, News, Newsletter

Mark Barbash, Director
Ohio Economic Development Institute

The month of May brings the first of OEDA’s Core Skills Courses, with the Business Retention and Expansion Course taking place May 25-26.

The BRE course is taught by Erik Collins and Laith Wardi, nationally recognized BRE practitioners. Students in the course will learn about Ohio’s BRE system, how to establish your local BRE program, utilize key resource partners, and how to assess the needs of your business community. This hands-on intensive Ohio-focused course will also include best practices in BRE.

You can get more information and register for the BRE Course HERE!

And be sure to check out the other Core Skills Courses:

  • Business Retention and Expansion: May 25 – 26, 2023 Register HERE!
  • Site Selection and Development: June 15-16, 2023 Register HERE!
  • Real Estate Development & Financing: July 20 – 21, 2023 Register HERE!
  • Workforce and Talent: October 19 – 20, 2023 Register HERE!
  • Finance and Incentives: November 16 – 17, 2023 Register HERE!

All courses take place at the Ohio University campus in Dublin, Ohio.  OEDI courses offer OhioCED continuing education credit and AICP CM Credit.

Early Bird and Multiple Course discounts are in effect.

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