2019 OEDA 360

Jan 31, 2019 | Events, Newsletter

 

May 15, 2019

 

Renaissance Columbus Downtown
50 North Third Street
Columbus, OH  43215

Click Here to view the Agenda!

 

 

 

Much is changing at the statewide level.  Are you in-the-know?

 

  • Governor DeWine has introduced his policy priorities, releasing his first state budget as Ohio’s governor, and finalized his cabinet.
  • Lt. Governor Husted will lead Innovate Ohio and is also taking a leadership position in the Office of Workforce Transformation.
  • Former Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik has been appointed to lead the Development Services Agency.
  • JP Nauseef will lead JobsOhio’s as the organization’s new president and chief investment officer.
  • Jack Marchbanks has been appointed to the Ohio Department of Transportation and the administration is recommending an increase in the gas tax to fund infrastructure improvements and maintenance.
  • Laurie Stevenson will move into the director post at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after serving as the deputy director for business relations and the primary contact for Ohio’s regulated entities.
  • Ohio’s legislative leaders have announced key caucus positions, committee chairmanships and committee assignments and OEDA is already monitoring eight pieces of legislation in the Ohio General Assembly.

Are you curious about what all of this means to you and your community?
What is the potential impact to local businesses and key state industries?
Will there be changes Ohio’s economic development strategy and priorities?

 

For those answers and more,
register today to attend OEDA 360

on May 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown!


This year’s OEDA 360 will include a full line-up of state officials and policy makers discussing priorities and programs to help you understand what these changes mean to you. 

 

Reserve your spot today!  Click HERE  to register.

 

 

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe

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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A Message from JobsOhio President J.P. Nauseef Partner Engagement Update – We’re Listening!

In March 2019, I joined the JobsOhio team and determined my first priority was to meet with our local economic development partners across the great state of Ohio. My goal was to understand your experiences with us, learn where we exceeded your expectations, and hear your ideas on ways to improve our partnership. Economic development has always been a team effort, so I wanted to engage the team, and indeed you engaged with us!

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