Register NOW for Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses

May 29, 2018 | Events, News |

Register Today for the Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses

OEDI is presented in partnership the Ohio Economic Development Association, JobsOhio, and the Ohio University Voinovich School.

Next Up for OEDI’s courses: Finance & Incentives July 19-20 and Business Retention & Expansion September 20- 21! Be sure to register early for these in-demand programs, as space is limited!

The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) is a unique continuing education program designed to meet the specific needs of Ohio’s intermediate and advanced economic development professionals. Developed in partnership with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OEDI offers high quality, state-specific continuing education opportunities.
The curriculum is designed to prepare professionals and the organizations they serve to be successful and win in the highly competitive state and global economic environment and serves as the pathway for achieving the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.

Prerequisites: There is a prerequisite for all Institute courses. Attendees must have completed The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course or have three years of economic or community development experience. Individuals who took the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course in April 2018 may register for the courses.

This series of courses will be offered at Ohio University’s state-of-the-art Dublin campus. The cost for each of the two-day core courses is $499 for Ohio Economic Development Association Members and $599 for non-members. Special multiple course pricing will offer a savings of $50 per course when you register for two or more courses in 2018.

Click HERE to register for one or more courses today!
Seating is limited for these in-demand courses, so be sure to register early.

Finance/Incentives: This course is designed to provide economic development professionals with a strong understanding of the finance and incentive programs that are available and utilized in Ohio. Through interactive case studies, discussions, and speakers, the course will also give students the opportunity to work through real-world examples of how incentives are utilized. This will include both program details and how the programs are utilized in practice. The course will cover how the private capital markets work, public and private sector financing programs (such as JobsOhio, SBA, USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, etc.) along with incentives such as property and income tax credits, tax abatements, and grants at both the state and federal levels.Upcoming Course Descriptions:

Retention and Expansion: This course will focus on both the program and practice of working with existing companies in Ohio, developing longstanding professional relationships, understanding company risks and opportunities, connecting companies to vital resources, and coordinating with JobsOhio and the JobsOhio Network for company visits. The course will also cover establishing and managing an effective retention and expansion in a community, aligning with JobsOhio sector team efforts, and collaborating with nearby communities.

Questions? Email the OEDA offices at karla@assnoffices.com.

Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

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Ohio Economic Development Institute Graduates First Group of Certified Economic Developers

The Ohio Economic Development Institute, a continuing education program for experienced economic developers, has graduated its first seven participants. Another 16 will complete the program in six months.

The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

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