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.

A Stronger Workforce through Understanding Mental Health and Addiction

About three months ago, we launched our Recovery Within Reach campaign, a first-of-its-kind effort to educate Ohioans about the financial effects of opioid addiction — and to connect them with treatment options close to their homes.

Our goal is to create a new way of talking about addiction, one in which people consider the facts and practical realities of how substance use disorder affects their lives. Not long ago, Gov. Mike DeWine challenged all of us in state government to think of ways we could help Ohioans navigate the opioid crisis that has affected our state for so long. For us, that meant considering the financial effects of addiction — and providing tools and trainings to help Ohioans and financial advisers talk about addiction and access care.

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Newark Development Partners continues to make strides in Downtown Newark

Newark Development Partners (NDP), the community improvement corporation for the City of Newark, continues to further development in the Downtown through various projects. The sale of the Hudson Avenue Church with surrounding property, the renewal of the Downtown Special Improvement District and the commencement of construction at the Historic Arcade are all recent successes for the City of Newark.

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