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

Manufacturer investing $225M to expand Dayton-area facility

One of the Dayton region’s largest manufacturing companies is planning a massive expansion at one of its local facilities.

Cargill Inc., a Minnesota-based provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services, will invest $225 million to expand its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney.

The project will create new jobs and further enhance Cargill’s presence in the region.

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Montrose Group Releases Rural Development White Paper: A Mandate for Transformation

The Montrose Group released A Rural Development White Paper: A Mandate for Transformation timed in conjunction with a forum held in Circleville, Ohio before 100 economic development, business and community leaders focused on rural economic development.  A copy of the white paper can be found at https://montrosegroupllc.com/2019/10/rural-development-whitepaper-a-mandate-for-transformation/.

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Urbana Students Win Design Challenge

URBANA, Ohio – On November 1, students from Urbana High School were announced as the winners of the second annual Champaign County Design Challenge during the county-level competition at Urbana University. The winning team, consisting of Ron Ragland, Bryant McKenzie, Dale Mason, Bryant Chamberlain, and Johnny Moore, are part of Ohio Hi-Point’s Advanced Manufacturing satellite program at Urbana High School.

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