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Ohio's economic development professionals are the leaders in our communities in developing initiatives and programs that will help Ohio companies and communities find success. It is vitally important for us to work together to keep and attract jobs to Ohio. Through continued collaboration we will become more proactive and effective in our job retention and creation efforts.

Through the OEDA we advocate for funding for economic development programs at the State level. We advocate for improvements to State and local incentive programs. And we build awareness with legislators and community stakeholders of the successes of Ohio and of the increasing national and international competition for jobs.

The OEDA provides forums and professional development opportunities where practitioners, from new to seasoned, can identify fresh initiatives and workforce programs to implement in their communities.

Membership Categories

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  • Individual Membership - $275/calendar year.
  • Organizational Membership - $200/calendar year for subsequent members from same organization.  Available if two or more representatives from your organization join OEDA. First membership is at the regular rate of $275 and subsequent memberships are $200. Please note that all representatives must be employed by the same organization, and all representatives need not join at the same time.  
  • Associate Membership - $100/calendar year.  Open to educators, retired economic development professionals, professionals in the commercial development arena (including land planners, architects, engineers, commercial Realtors/brokers, developers, site selectors, attorneys, etc.), elected officials and students who are enrolled on a full-time basis in a college or university. Associate members are non-voting. 

NEW Memberships are pro-rated quarterly!

Contact OEDA at (800) 632-7763 for more information!  

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You may purchase your membership via check or credit card using this online system.


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