NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.

Apr 23, 2019 | Events, Newsletter

Featuring Keynote Speaker Governor Mike DeWine

 

 

Celebrate Northeast Ohio’s Economic Development Achievements

In 2018, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to advance our region’s economy. It’s time to celebrate! On May 2nd, we will honor economic development professionals with Team NEO’s annual event.

May 2 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Embassy Suites – Independence

We will also recognize three individuals who have advanced the region’s strategy as Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champions:

  • Business Leader | Tracey Nichols, Director of Financial Services, Project Management Consultants LLC
  • Economic Development Leader | Patrick Kelly, Director, Economic Development, FirstEnergy
  • Community Leader | Jay Gershen, D.D.S., PhD., President, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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A Message from JobsOhio President J.P. Nauseef Partner Engagement Update – We’re Listening!

In March 2019, I joined the JobsOhio team and determined my first priority was to meet with our local economic development partners across the great state of Ohio. My goal was to understand your experiences with us, learn where we exceeded your expectations, and hear your ideas on ways to improve our partnership. Economic development has always been a team effort, so I wanted to engage the team, and indeed you engaged with us!

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