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.

2019 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 statewide!

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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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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