OEDA Announces 2022 Economic Development Training Opportunities

Dec 27, 2021 | News, Newsletter

The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) has announced the 2022 schedule of economic development basic and core courses.

Ohio Basic Economic Development Course:  OEDI will once again be conducting the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, which covers a broad range of topics for those who are new to the profession or who want to get a quick Update. The 2022 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course will take place in person April 6 – 8, 2022, at the Marriott Columbus Northwest.

Ohio Economic Development Core Courses: In addition to the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, OEDI will offer the five Core Courses, which cover the basic skills for economic development professionals, including Real Estate Development, Finance and Incentives, Business Retention and Expansion and Site Development and Attraction, and Workforce and Talent.

Each core course is an intensive two-day in person course taught by experienced local, state and national economic development practitioners, including representatives from JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, and the Regional Economic Development Organizations,  Courses are focused on practical case studies, team activities, and dialogue with a wide range of best practice economic developers in each field. Training is focused on the practice of economic development in Ohio and its communities.

OEDI is the professional development program for the Ohio Economic Development Association. OEDA’s professional development courses are possible because of the generous and continuing support of JobsOhio. OEDA’s partner is the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service.

In recognition of the challenges offered by the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, OEDI will be keeping it’s 2022 fees at the lower fee level from last year.

In addition to the Basic and Core Courses, OEDA will be conducting a full schedule of in person and webinars on key topics of interest to Ohio economic developers.  Included in these sessions will be Economic Impact Analysis, Fiscal Impact Analysis and ROI / Incentive Analysis. A full schedule of courses will be released after the first of the year.

OEDA’s Ohio Certified Economic Developer Certification (OhioCED) program will also be conducted for those economic developers who meet the criteria. So far, 40 Ohio practitioners have received their OhioCED designation.

In 2020-2021, more than 2,000 people participated in OEDA courses.

More information on OEDA’s training programs, including fees and registration, can be found at: https://ohioeda.com/events/.  

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