2020 OEDA 360
OEDA leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 OEDA 360 event, originally scheduled for April 22nd in Columbus, per the current ban on events/gatherings in response to COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
75 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
The full agenda and presenters will be released soon. Mark your calendar to attend!
Join Us for OEDA 360 as we look at the key drivers that impact Ohio’s competitiveness and the ability of Ohio’s economic developers to be successful today and into the future. Ohio has lots to celebrate and positive momentum in its ability to compete, attract new business and grow existing ones as evidenced by the recent Governor’s Cup win. How do we build on this success and address on-going challenges to keep Ohio competitive?
This year’s OEDA 360 conference examines Ohio’s regulatory environment, explores key data points that impact economic development, dives into BR&E tactics as a cornerstone of economic development, and shares insights into what new programs and tools are on the horizon to help you and your community compete and win.
This is a must-attend for all economic and workforce development professionals, business and community leaders, and elected officials. The full agenda and presenters will be released soon. Mark your calendar to attend!
10:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Comments
10:10 a.m. Ohio’s Unprecedented Legislative and Regulatory Reforms
Ohio legislators will highlight the recent significant changes they delivered to impact and help drive the State’s competitiveness.
11:00 a.m. Data Analytic Insights on 3 Key Competitiveness Drivers
As a practitioner striving to help your employers solve their workforce shortages this session examines where you can find Ohio’s working population. Ohio’s worker participation rate is just 62% of the available workforce. Where are those individuals and how can you recruit them?
11:50 a.m. Networking Break
12:20 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. JobsOhio’s 2.0 New Programs & Tools to Increase Competitiveness
This session highlights the significant changes that JobsOhio made to existing programs and provide updates on new initiatives that were developed as a result of your feedback during the listening tour.
1:30 p.m. Business, Retention & Expansion Deployment on Steroids
The evidence is clear. Upwards of 80 percent of all new jobs are created by Ohio’s existing businesses. Consequently, a robust and high performing BR&E strategy is critical to compete and win. Learn from your peers as they share their strategies for success.
2:30 p.m. Conclusion
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