OEDA Dateline Newsletter
  July 2014
Through advocacy, networking, and professional development, OEDA provides its members with resources to better inform leaders about the importance of economic development in their community.  The OEDA newsletter provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, principles, practices, and ethics in the field of economic development.  Please feel free to submit articles and announcements to oeda@assnoffices.com
OEDA Presents Building Competitive Advantage to Win Sales Training

Brought to you by The Ohio Economic Development Association and JobsOhio

Demonstrating competitive economic development sales skills is no longer just an option for economic development professionals who wish to be successful in retaining, growing, and winning quality jobs.  Participants will learn and apply skills to prepare, respond, and win in the fierce competition of economic development.

You’ll Learn how to:

·         Respond strategically to the prospect’s top 3 requirements for elimination and selection.

·         Uncover the prospect’s key drivers at every phase, every visit.

·         Make your presentation evolve from first to final visit.

·         Present to the C-level the way they are used to making capital decisions.

·         Build your competence and confidence to direct your local economic development team and Stop the Stupid Stuff that loses deals.

Click Here for more information and to register.

OEDA Networking Event

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Columbus Dublin
600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH  43017

Join your colleagues in economic development
for a networking reception!
Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided.

You will hear from OEDA board leadership about new member benefits, programming and exciting future plans for the organization.

Please visit the link below to RSVP today!
There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs by August 6th are appreciated.


Presented by The Ohio Economic Development Association, Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange and TRC Solutions

For further information on sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Karla Dunbar at karla@assnoffices.com.

2014 Annual Excellence Awards
Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized state-wide!

A panel of OEDA members will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select an overall winner.  Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 22 - 24 Columbus Marriott Northwest 5605 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH 43017. Award finalists will be notified prior to the Annual Summit.

Winners and finalists will be promoted on OEDA’s website and in an OEDA e-newsletter. This information may also be published by winners and finalists in the media and used for promotional purposes.

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Conducting Business in Japan:
An Overview of Export Opportunities

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Registration + breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

Add this to your calendar

Kegler Brown, in conjunction with Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA), will present a breakfast briefing on Wednesday, July 30, on export and business opportunities in Japan.

The seminar will cover issues important to companies looking to export products and services, and expand business operations in Japan. Topics for the seminar include (i) DSA's services for Ohio companies interested in exporting their products and services to the Japanese market (ii) key legal and business issues; and (iii) an overview of the economic and business environment in Japan.


  • Vinita Bahri-Mehra
    Asia Pacific team leader and global business attorney at Kegler Brown
  • Mindy McLaughlin
    Manager of Foreign Direct Investment at JobsOhio
  • Terrie Lloyd
    CEO of Japan Inc. and Managing Director of the Ohio Japan Office.


Please register by Friday, July 25, by contacting Ashton Lahman, alahman@keglerbrown.com or (614) 255-5515.


Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
65 East State Street, Suite 1800
Columbus, OH 43215
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Complimentary Parking: We will reimburse parking tickets from the Columbus Commons Underground Garage only, located at 191 S. 3rd Street. Directions to parking garage.
In Delaware, a Downtown Revival
Spurred by Restaurant Wave

  Columbus Business First
  July 11, 2014

A little strategic investment here and some merchant recruitment there can help spur economic redevelopment, but having a famous hamburger doesn’t hurt.

Downtown Delaware was home to just a handful restaurants about 10 years ago, but more than 20 places offering some combination of food and drink now line its Sandusky, Winter and William streets, and there are more on the way. The growth breakout accelerated over the past 18 months with several eateries and taverns arriving, including craft brewer Staas Brewing Co., Delaware Dog, Vito’s Wine Bar, Veritas Tavern and the high-profile Son of Thurman, purveyor of a 1-pound ...

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Leading Cyber Security Company
Grateful for Ohio's Warm Welcome
Lunarline CEO:  "We're eager to ramp up staffing for our new office in
Kettering, Ohio."

  Mischa Communications, Inc.
  Michelle Payne

Kettering OH, June 30th – Lunarline Inc today announced that its application to receive an Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC) has been approved. The JCTC program will help this leading cyber security company fuel its aggressive expansion in the Dayton area.

In a statement released by Lunarline's Corporate Headquarters, CEO Waylon Krush noted that Lunarline's expansion to Ohio is a critical component of the company's strategic plan. "There are countless business opportunities in Ohio and the entire Midwest," Mr. Krush said. "With fantastic universities, a smart, hardworking workforce and local governments committed to growth, the
Dayton-area is the ideal base for our Midwest operations."

Click here to read the entire release.
So You Didn't Get an Ohio Third
Frontier's Commercial Acceleration
Loan - What Now??

Montrose Group LLC


Only 15% of the companies who submitted requests for the Ohio Third Frontier Commercial Acceleration Loan Fund (CALF) were approved for awards. Even for the highly competitive Third Frontier
program this is a low success rate.

The CALF was established for the purpose of supporting Ohio for‐profit companies addressing the technical and cost barriers to commercialization in Ohio of high‐tech products and processes. CALF is helping to accelerate the development and growth of key Ohio technology industries by funding the
move of products and services into market entry through commercial scale demonstrations in marketuse conditions, manufacturing scale‐up beyond pilot plant operations, final customer validation, product certification, and/or regulatory certification, acquisition of exclusive intellectual property rights, launch of the next‐generation of existing products, services or processes, and engineering or packaging design.

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2014 NREDA Annual Conference
Registration is open for the 2014 NREDA Annual
Conference and 25th Anniversary Celebration

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,
Contributing to Rural America for 25 Years”
July 23-25, 2014
Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH

REGISTER ONLINE (Note: Sponsors will have a separate link)


ONLINE: Go to http://www.nreda.org/web/2006/03/events.aspx.  If you are a member, click on the login at the upper right-hand corner of the home page. If you have logged in to the NREDA website and forgot your username and password, select Reset Password, then enter your e-mail address. Online registrants receive a $50 discount off of the conference fee.

BY CHECK: If you are paying by check, mail registration form with check enclosed, to: NREDA, 1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023.

BY FAX: To pay by fax, complete your registration form with credit card information and fax to: (515) 334-1174.

Please do not register without a form of payment. If you have any questions, please contact NREDA Headquarters at (515) 334-1047 or kkipping@aml.org. Registration Early Bird Deadline: On or Before July 9, 2013

Join or Renew Your 2014 OEDA Membership Today!
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.

In 2013, the OEDA will provide forums and professional development opportunities where practitioners, from new to seasoned, can identify fresh initiatives and workforce programs to implement in their communities.

For information on membership categories, membership benefits and how to purchase your membership please visit:

OEDA Job Listings
Executive Director, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation,
Click here for more information

In This Issue
OEDA Presents Building Competitive Advantage to Win Sales Training

OEDA Networking Event

2014 Annual Excellence Awards Call for Nominations

Conducting Business in Japan:  An Overview of Export Opportunities

In Delaware, a Downtown Revival Spurred by Restaurant Wave

Leading Cyber Security Company Grateful for Ohio's Warm Welcome

So You Didn't Get an Ohio Third Frontier's Commercial Acceleration Loan - What Now??

2014 NREDA Annual Conference

Join or Renew your 2014 OEDA Membership

OEDA Job Listings

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