Plan Now: 2018 Professional Development Offerings

Dec 12, 2017 | Events

Now is the time to chart your professional development plans for 2018.  Below is a listing of the confirmed education offerings for economic development professionals including conferences, Ohio Economic Development Institute courses, webinars, and trainings.  Each professional development event is approved for continuing education credit for those seeking the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential as noted.

Registration for these events will open in early January so be sure to mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out.  Expand your knowledge and your network with OEDA!

January 23, 2018
Electric Utilities and Economic Development I: Basics and Key Terminology

  • Qualifies as OEDI Elective, 1 CE hour
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Webinar
  • *Part one of a two-part series, participants are strongly encouraged to take both courses but not required

February 27, 2018
Electric Utilities and Economic Development II: Incentives, Tools, and Resources

  • Qualifies as OEDI Elective, 1 CE hour
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Webinar
  • *Part two of a two-part series, participants are strongly encouraged to take both courses but not required

March 7, 2018
OEDA360: State Economic Development Briefing

  • Qualifies as OEDI Elective, 5.5 CE hours
  • Columbus Downtown Renaissance Hotel

March 15-16, 2018
Real Estate Development

  • OEDI Core Certification Course
  • Ohio University Integrated Education Center, Dublin, Ohio

April 10-13, 2018
Ohio Basic Economic Development Course

  • Offered in Partnership with IEDC
  • Marriott Northwest, Dublin, Ohio

May 10-11, 2018
Site Selection & Site Development

  • OEDI Core Certification Course
  • Ohio University Integrated Education Center, Dublin, Ohio

July 19-20, 2018
Finance & Incentives

  • OEDI Core Certification Course
  • Ohio University Integrated Education Center, Dublin, Ohio

Sept. 20-21, 2018
Business Retention & Expansion

  • OEDI Core Certification Course
  • Ohio University Integrated Education Center, Dublin, Ohio

October 17-19, 2018
2018 Annual Summit

  • Qualifies as OEDI Elective, 15 CE hours
  • Columbus Downtown Renaissance Hotel

Hold the Date: July 26th – Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook Webinar

The Ohio Economic Development Association is sponsoring a complimentary webinar on bringing equity and diversity to neighborhoods on July 26, 2021, 3 to 4:30pm. Sponsored in collaboration with the International Economic Development Council and the Brookings Institute, the Community-rooted Economic Inclusion Strategic Action Playbook argues that now is the time for community, city, and regional leaders to advance bold place-based solutions that foster long-overdue investment and opportunity within disinvested communities—and to do so in a way that benefits existing residents and small businesses within these communities.

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Substantial Transportation Funding Opportunities Blossoming

While this May has been cold, transportation funding opportunities are starting to heat up. The month of May brings with it funding opportunities for Ohio’s Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs).  Ohio has 51 TIDs covering large areas of the state.  These intergovernmental agencies are designed to foster planning and cooperation among different counties and local governments to plan for regional transportation priorities.  TIDs have local, state and federal transportation funding sources upon which they can access. 

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