Last Call for OEDA 360: Join Us for a Gathering of the Best in the Business

Feb 25, 2018 | Events, News, Newsletter

This is your last opportunity to register for OEDA 360.  Don’t miss your chance to hear about the latest trends impact economic development, the current state of key Ohio industries, tips on accessing resources, programs, and funding and getting the inside scoop on the political landscape and what that means to #EconDev.  Registration closes this Friday, March 2, 2018.

OEDA 360 is an unprecedented gathering of the national, state, and regional economic development leaders, industry experts, and policy makers.  Check out the outstanding lineup of speakers and panelists below.

Ohio Certified Economic Developer credential candidates can earn 5.5 elective hours. In addition, OEDA 360 is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).  Click HERE to register.

Member Rate: $99, Non-Member Rate: $119

S.W.O.T. Ohio –Key Issues Impacting Economic Development Across the State
10-11 a.m.
Moderator: Patty Huddle – Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Columbus 2020
Panelists:
• Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth: John Molinaro, President & CEO
• Columbus 2020: Kenny McDonald, President and Chief Economic Officer
• Dayton Development Coalition: Julie Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Regional Development
• REDI Cincinnati: Johnna Reeder, President & CEO
• Regional Growth Partnership: Dean Monske, President & CEO
• TeamNEO: Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer

Leading Industry Trends: A JobsOhio Perspective
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Panelists:
• Automotive: Kristi Tanner, Senior Managing Director, JobsOhio
• Advanced Manufacturing: Glenn Richardson, Managing Director, JobsOhio
• AgriBusiness: Joe Needham, Director, JobsOhio
• BioHealth: Andrew Deye, Senior Director, JobsOhio

12-1:15 p.m.
Jeff Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Luncheon Keynote “Future of Economic Development”

1:15-1:45 p.m.
Dessert Networking Break

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Resource Ohio – Tapping into Resources, Programs & Funding
Moderator/Panelist: David Goodman, Director, Ohio Development Services Agency
Panelists:
• JobsOhio: Matt Deptola, Project Manager
• Ohio Department of Transportation: Jeff Loehrke, Regional Manager, Division of Jobs & Commerce
• Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: Laurie Stevenson, Deputy Director for Business Relations

2:45- 3:30 p.m.
Political Landscape Overview – Potential Impacts to Economic Development
Presenters:
• Chris Schmenk, Senior Counsel, Bricker & Eckler LLP
• Chris Slagle, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP
• Matt Koppitch, Attorney and Government Relations Professional, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Excitement is Growing for the Digital Futures Building’s Official Opening

When the Digital Futures building officially opens to the public on September 23, the greater Cincinnati region will be one step closer to creating a world-class innovation district in Uptown Cincinnati. The highly anticipated building provides a transdisciplinary space to bring together University of Cincinnati (UC) experts for collaboration that will impact the community, region and global society.

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JEDISO Celebrates 10 Years of Job Creation

A new economic development entity was formed in southern Ohio in 2013 from a $126,000 capital commitment by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP), the contractor responsible for decommissioning and decontamination of the Department of Energy Portsmouth site.  The Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO), led by the economic development directors of Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson Counties, has become a driving force for economic development in southern Ohio.

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