OEDI Site Selection/Site Development Course next up May 9-10

Apr 15, 2019 | Events, News, Newsletter

With the completion of the Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) Real Estate Core Course, economic development professionals can look forward to a full slate of courses this spring.

Three OEDI Core Courses will be conducted this spring, focusing on key skillsets for the Economic Development Professional.

The next Core course to be offered is the Site Selection / Site Development Course, which takes place May 9 – 10, 2019.  The course is taught by Christine Nelson and Mary Cierebiej who are both experienced economic developers for Team NEO. The course covers both the Site Development process — how to ensure that your sites have adequate infrastructure and are ready for use —- and the Site Selection process — best practices in working with site selectors to present their community and sites.

Students who have taken this course have commented that the course was “very well organized,” “Some great real world examples” and “this was a great course. I learned a lot, not only about course content, but real life examples too.”

You can find more information — including the course agenda — at www.ohioeda.com/events.

  • Economic Development Finance and Incentives June 13-14, 2019                             

This course provides students with a strong understanding of the finance and incentive programs that are utilized by economic development practitioners in Ohio.  Through interactive case studies, discussions and speakers, the course will give students the opportunity to work through some real-world examples of how incentives are utilized.

  • Business Retention and Expansion July 11-12, 2019                                               

This course focuses on both the program and practice of working with existing companies in Ohio, assisting them with financing and incentives, and working with the JobsOhio Retention and Expansion program. The course will also cover establishing and managing an effective Retention and Expansion in a community, aligning with Jobs Ohio, collaboration with nearby communities. development practitioner with the basics of the site selection process, working with site selectors, making sure that your community can be competitive, and the negotiation process.

In addition to the above Core Courses, the following elective courses are being offered.

  • Smart Mobility and Economic Development, May 2, 2019
  • Broadband Webinar, April 17, 2019
  • The Role of Rail Service in Economic Development, May 22, 2019
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis: September 12, 2019
  • Workforce Development and Talent Attraction: October 7, 2019

All of these courses – in addition to OEDA 360 and the OEDA Annual Summit — offer credit to EDPros seeking the Ohio Certified Economic Developer Certification. (OhioCED)

Keep your eyes open for additional elective courses that will be offered in the coming months.

Additional information can be found on OEDA’s website, www.ohioeda.com

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe, Ohio

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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