Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses and Capstone
2021 Core Course Schedule
Real Estate Development and Financing March 18 – 19, 2021 On-Line
This course will provide students with the basic steps of real estate development and an understanding of how a deal progresses from concept, to market analysis, financing through to completion. This understanding will help the ED professional recognize the challenges (and often barriers) to advancing a new development in their community.
Site Selection / Site Development May 27 – 28, 2021 On-Line
The course will provide students a hands-on understanding of site development and the site selection game. The Site Development part of the course will focus on the process of how to make sure that that the community has sites that are competitive, including working with engineers, utilities, engineers, land planners, and creating a site that is competitive. The Site Selection section will be a thorough walk thru of the competitive site selection and attraction process.
Economic Development Finance and Incentives June 24 – 25, 2021 On-Line
This course will provide students with a strong understanding of the finance and incentive programs that are utilized by economic development practitioners in Ohio, including both public and private sector financing sources, how the programs are utilized in practice, along with incentives such as property and income tax credits and abatements, grants at the state and federal levels.
Workforce and Talent Acquisition July 22 – 23, 2021 On-Line
The Workforce and Talent Course provides students with techniques to meet the job needs of both new and existing businesses. The course covers the changing demographic and economic dynamics of the workforce, best practices in Ohio and around the nation, JobsOhio workforce and talent programs, effectiveness partnerships, the importance of data, and how local communities can leverage their resources into effective workforce programs.
Business Retention and Expansion August 26 – 27, 2021 On-Line
This course will focus 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.
OEDI Core Courses are $359 for members, and $459 for non-members.
Multiple Course discounts are also available!
OhioCED Capstone Course Opens: TBD
The Capstone Course is the final requirement for certification under the OhioCED program. The course revolves around the development of an economic development project that will benefit the community, along with the completion of a Capstone Paper, Presentation and Scenario Assignment. Upon completing the Capstone Course, an Ohio economic development professional is certified as Best in Class. Prerequisites for the Capstone Course is completion of the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course and the five core courses of the Ohio Economic Development Institute.
Ohio Basic Economic Development Course April 6 – April 29, 2021 On-Line
The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course (OHIO BEDC) 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 the can’t miss education opportunity for those who are new to the profession, have new economic development responsibilities, or will be an economic development decision maker as an elected or appointed official.
The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is $560 for members, and $675 for non-members.
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