OEDI Training Accredited for Planning Profession Accreditation

Jan 7, 2020 | News, Newsletter

The Ohio Economic Development Institute is pleased to announced that the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) has approved OEDI to be an approved Certification Management (CM) provider.

Beginning in 2020, programming offered by OEDI that has a planning aspect will be approved for CM credit. Look for the AICP / CM Logo that will identify courses offering credit.

 

 

 

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) creditsfor this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at planning.org/cm.

Capitalizing on rural corporate site location opportunities

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AEP Names Wells Vice President, Sales, Economic and Business Development

American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has promoted Timothy J. Wells to vice president, Sales, Economic and Business Development, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Wells replaces Mark James who retired last month.

Wells, 55, will lead AEP’s efforts to attract new commercial and industrial customers to its service territory and help existing customers take advantage of AEP’s growing menu of business consultation services. AEP has unique expertise in the energy field and has become a trusted energy advisor to many of its larger customers. Wells will be responsible for leading growth in services that fall outside of the distribution and transmission of electricity, in addition to helping communities bring new jobs to their local economies.

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