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!

Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

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Ohio Economic Development Institute Graduates First Group of Certified Economic Developers

The Ohio Economic Development Institute, a continuing education program for experienced economic developers, has graduated its first seven participants. Another 16 will complete the program in six months.

The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

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