OEDA Announces 2019 Professional Development Line-Up

Oct 17, 2018 | Events, Newsletter

2019 OEDA Professional Development Offerings
OEDA is your partner for success at every step of your career. Our professional development program is designed to support you in your current position as well as preparing you for future career growth. OEDA’s professional development offerings fall into three categories: The Ohio Economic Development Institute, OEDA Flagship Programs, and Electives.

The Ohio Economic Development Institute
The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) is a unique continuing education program designed to meet the specific needs of Ohio’s intermediate and advanced economic development professionals. Developed in partnership with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OEDI offers high quality, state-specific continuing education opportunities. Courses can be taken singly, or the full curriculum can be taken as the pathway for achieving the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential. All core courses are taught at the Ohio University Dublin Ohio campus (Dublin Integrated Education Center) unless otherwise noted.
• Real Estate Development and Financing,  March 14-15, 2019
• Site Selection / Site Development,   May 9-10, 2019
• Economic Development Finance and Incentive,   June 13-14, 2019
• Business Retention and Expansion,   July 11-12, 2019
• Ohio Certified Economic Developer (OHIO CED), Registration Deadline, April 1, 2019
• Ohio Basic Economic Development Course,   April 2-5, 2019, Grand Event Center, Grandview

OEDA Flagship Programs
• OEDA 360,  May 15, 2019, Renaissance Hotel Downtown Columbus
• 2019 Annual Summit,   October 7-9, 2019, Embassy Suites Dublin, Ohio

Electives: Webinars, Trainings, Workshops
OEDA will be offering a full series of elective webinars, half-day courses, and workshops in 2019. These programs are designed specifically to address a timely topic, specific ED program, or emerging issue and will be announced in an on-going basis throughout the year. Be sure to check www.ohioeda.com to see when new webinars, workshops, and trainings are announced.

For additional information on any of these course offerings, please contact Mark Barbash at mark.barbash@gmail.com.

Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

America’s SBDC, the national association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), annually recognizes one outstanding SBDC employee from each of its 62 members. This outstanding employee exhibits exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their state or regional SBDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. Using a peer-based selection process, the Ohio SBDC network selected David Riggs for Ohio’s SBDC State Star.

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Tiffin Foundry and Machine to invest in new machinery and equipment

Tiffin Foundry and Machine has announced it will purchase new machinery and hire more staff with assistance from a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Tiffin Foundry has eight employees in Tiffin, and has an additional operation in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

JobsOhio’s grant, secured with assistance from the Regional Growth Partnership, will support a planned $321,923 in machinery and equipment upgrades and three new jobs. In addition, Tiffin Foundry and Machine worked with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County on other potential incentives to support the company’s growth.

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