OEDA Board Extends Renewal Grace Period to Support Members During Crisis
The Ohio Economic Development Association is committed to helping its members during this challenging time. OEDA wants to ensure members have access to the association’s services and programs during the COVID-19 crisis. As such, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution that extends the membership grace period to May 30 to ensure members do not lose access to important information, education and training, legislative and policy updates, special members-only programs and pricing, and complimentary webinars.
Normally, there is a 90-day grace period, beginning on January 1 of each new year, in which members can continue to receive their full slate of member benefits and services. If a member does not renew by March 31 of each year, the end of the renewal grace period, membership benefits are suspended. The board’s action ensures the members continue to receive their membership benefits and services during this crisis. Members can still renew their membership during this extended grace period. Log-in to your profile and select “Renew Your Membership.”
OEDA is the professional association for economic developers and aligned professions. OEDA provides professional development and continuing education for practitioners at every level through high-value conferences, courses, and trainings. To help you stay current, OEDA seeks out important information from around the state to be your information safety net. More than 500 members strong, OEDA is the voice of the economic development profession in Ohio at the Statehouse.
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ODOD releases rules and program guidelines for Brownfield Remediation Program and Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program
The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) released rules and associated program guideline documents (Brownfield Remediation and Building Demolition and Site Revitalization) to govern the disbursement of $500 million in total grant funds for distressed properties in Ohio. Governor DeWine’s signature of H.B. 110 on June 30, 2021, set in motion the creation of two massive funding sources that are now available to community and economic development stakeholders: Brownfield Remediation Program (see R.C. 122.6511) and Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program (see R.C. 122.6512).read more
The Ohio Export Internship Program matches businesses interested in growing exports with highly motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The Ohio Department of Development offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern.read more
This is an incredibly exciting and auspicious time for Ohio’s bioscience, health and life sciences industries, with incredible growth and massive record investment in recent years. In 2020, bioscience companies in the state attracted a record $3.3 billion from sources including venture capital, exits, angel investment, federal research grants and other state initiatives.read more