OEDI Announces 2020 Basic and Core Professional Development Courses

Nov 1, 2019 | Events, News, Newsletter

The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) has announced the dates for 2020’s programming for economic development professionals. OEDI is the professional development program of the Ohio Economic Development Association, the statewide association for economic developers in Ohio.

 

Ohio Basic Economic Development Course                           April 28 – May 1, 2020

The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities.  The Basic Course is approved by the International Economic Development Council as a prerequisite for the CEdC certification.

 

Real Estate Development and Financing                               March 12-13, 2020

Real estate development concepts and practice, how a deal progresses from concept, to market analysis, financing through to completion, financing tools for real estate development, and hands on case study analysis.

 

Economic Development Finance and Incentive                   May 14-15, 2020                            

Financing and incentive program in Ohio, including public and private sector financing, how programs are utilized in practice, including economic development incentives such as property and income tax credits and abatements, grants at the state and federal levels, along with programs of JobsOhio.

 

Site Selection / Site Development                                             June 11-12, 2020

Hands-on understanding of site development and the site selection process, including how communities can build competitive sites, working with engineers, utilities, engineers, land planners, along with the competitive site selection and attraction process.

 

Business Retention and Expansion                                           July 23-24, 2020                                               

Working with existing companies in Ohio, assisting them with financing and incentives, and working with the JobsOhio Retention and Expansion program, including establishing and managing an effective BR&E program, aligning with Jobs Ohio, collaboration with nearby communities.

 

Workforce and Talent Acquisition                                           September 17-18, 2020

Program, policy and practice to meet the workforce needs of both new and existing businesses, changing demographic and economic dynamics of the workforce, best practices in Ohio and around the nation, JobsOhio workforce and talent programs, the importance of data, how local communities can leverage their resources into effective workforce programs.

 

The Basic and Core Courses are required courses for those who are considering seeking the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (OhioCED) credential.

In addition, OEDI will offer a wide range of elective programming in 2020. Announcement of these courses will be coming soon.

Developed in partnership with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OEDI offers high quality, state-specific continuing education opportunities. The Ohio centric curriculum is designed to prepare professionals and the organizations they serve to be successful and win in the highly competitive state and global economic environment.

More information about professional development programming and the OhioCED certification can be obtained at www.ohioeda.com/events.

 

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