NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2018 | News, Newsletter |

Save the Date:  May 10, 4p.m. – 6p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s celebration that will correlate with International Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) National Economic Development Week, an opportunity to honor and celebrate you!

In 2017, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to exceed most goals set by JobsOhio in four categories: projects completed, jobs created/committed, payroll added/committed and capital investment.

We’ve come so far.  Let’s keep the momentum going!
You won’t want to miss Keynote Speaker Tim Timken, CEO & President of TimkenSteel Corporation. We will also  recognize three individuals – a business leader, an economic development leader and a community leader – that are playing a major role in advancing the region’s strategy. More details to come!

USDA OSU Extension Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant Workshops

The USDA is seeking new technology and/or creative product ideas from grass roots innovators! Got a great idea? The USDA may be interested in funding the research and development of your concept! Ohio State Extension is partnering with the USDA to promote the accessibility and availability of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. OSU Extension will be offering two (2) workshops, one in Northeast Ohio (Lorain County Community College on June 19) and one in Southwest Ohio (OSU Lima Campus) to orient interested innovators, researchers, and practitioners to this grant opportunity and the grant application process. Registration is open!

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2018 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized state-wide!

A panel of judges will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. All award finalists and winners will be notified prior to the Annual Summit so as to make appropriate arrangements.

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Register NOW for Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses

Register Today for the Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses
OEDI is presented in partnership the Ohio Economic Development Association, JobsOhio, and the Ohio University Voinovich School.

Next Up for OEDI’s courses: Finance & Incentives July 19-20 and Business Retention & Expansion September 20- 21! Be sure to register early for these in-demand programs, as space is limited!

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