Montrose Group Annual Ohio Policy Summit

Aug 23, 2018 | Events, Newsletter

Ohio Opioid Solution Summit
August 28, 2018
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, 34 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Montrose Group will host the Ohio Opioid Solutions Summit on August 28, 2018 from 8:30am to Noon.  A recent Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank report found that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and Ohio, unfortunately ranks 2nd in the U.S. in opioid overdose deaths.  The opioid crisis is a major social and economic challenge for Ohio.  The Montrose Group, LLC, a Columbus based economic development and public policy consulting firm, is coordinating that Ohio Opioid Solution Summit to discuss the scope of the problem, how communities and companies are dealing with it and what the government can do to address the issue. Register for this free event by emailing Lauren Bell, at lbell@montrosegroupllc.com.

Capitalizing on rural corporate site location opportunities

Rural communities are prime targets for companies considering a corporate site location project. Rural areas in the U.S. cover 97 % of the nation’s land area but contain 19.3 % of the population who are more likely to own a single family home, are older and less likely to hold a bachelor’s degree or be in poverty than their urban counters.

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AEP Names Wells Vice President, Sales, Economic and Business Development

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has promoted Timothy J. Wells to vice president, Sales, Economic and Business Development, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Wells replaces Mark James who retired last month.

Wells, 55, will lead AEP’s efforts to attract new commercial and industrial customers to its service territory and help existing customers take advantage of AEP’s growing menu of business consultation services. AEP has unique expertise in the energy field and has become a trusted energy advisor to many of its larger customers. Wells will be responsible for leading growth in services that fall outside of the distribution and transmission of electricity, in addition to helping communities bring new jobs to their local economies.

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