OEDA Dateline Newsletter
  September 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
2014 OEDA Annual Summit
"Pushing the Envelope:  New Outlooks in
Ohio Economic Development"

October 22 - 24

Columbus Marriott Northwest
5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH  43017


Registration is now open for the 2014 OEDA Annual Summit!

  Registration is available through Tuesday, October 14th!


Click Here to view the full schedule of events, Summit registration info., and hotel room reservation info. 

Click Here to register online today! 
You may register by check or credit card via our online system.

You may book your hotel room now for the 2014 Annual Summit!  A limited number of rooms have been blocked for the nights of October 21, 22, and 23 at the discounted rate of $138 per night for single and double rooms.  The reservation deadline is September 30, 2014.

You may make your reservation online by visiting http://www.ohioeda.com/AnnualSummit, or directly at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmhnw?groupCode=oedoeda&app=resvlink&fromDate=10/21/14&toDate=10/24/14&stop_mobi=yes.  Or you may make your reservation by calling  1-888-801-7133 - be sure to mention that you are booking your room in conjunction with the Ohio Economic Development Association Annual Summit.

Economic Development 101

Friday, November 21st – 8:00am – 12:30pm
Washington State Community College
Arts & Science Building
710 Colgate Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750

ED101 is a half-day economic development training program designed to help elected and appointed officials and business leaders in the Appalachian Region gain a greater understanding of economic development. Attendees will discuss topics driving economic development in Southeast Ohio in breakout sessions and hear presentations from industry experts. The half-day event will close with a presentation from APEG on the success of the Community Economic Development Academy program.

CLICK HERE to view the Agenda and Program

CLICK HERE to RSVP by November 14th

Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer this event for FREE to OEDA members and only $25 for non-members, breakfast is included! 
Easy Program Finder

Ohio Development Services Agency

The Ohio Development Services Agency offers more than 70 programs that help entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.  Since customer service is a top priority of the agency, we’ve implemented a new tool on our website to help navigate through these programs.

This tool was originally designed to be used by staff members to learn and to connect the dots for related programs and services that may also assist our clients and customers. The tool turned out to be such a success, the agency decided to share it with our customers.


The Easy Program Finder helps the customer learn about specific programs by topic of interest. 

This new tool allows users to search our programs by topics of interest, rather than program names. The user can quickly find concise information about each program or service offered at the agency, including the purpose, who/what it is designed to help, direct contact information and any related assistance programs.

We continue to work on additional ways to effectively present our programs and services.

Visit our site and learn all about the programs the Ohio Development Services Agency has to offer. http://development.ohio.gov/

Ohio Airports Focus Study is
Taxiing to the Finish Line
Seven Public meetings scheduled to share results of the study

IBI Group

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Ohio Airports Focus Study, conducted in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is preparing for landing. ODOT is hosting seven public meetings between September 16 and 29 to provide Ohio’s 97 publicly-owned general aviation airports and their local communities an opportunity to learn about the findings and draft recommendations to improve Ohio’s statewide aviation system.

Ohio’s system of airports is a significant contributor to the health and continued growth of Ohios economy. More than 123,400 Ohioans – two percent of the state’s workforce – are employed at or as a result of Ohio’s public airports and related businesses. These and other findings will be shared at the following public meetings:

Click Here for more information

Ohio Statewide Development Corporation provides SBA 504 Financing to assist Pick Programmer's Property Purchase

  Ohio Statewide Development Corporation

In the spring of 2012, Brian McMahon’s business, Pick Programmer’s Shop, was looking for a new location in Columbus, OH as their current building had been sold to a new owner and Brian felt his business was ready to make an investment to purchase its own real estate.

After finding a building two miles away, Brian went to Champaign Bank and applied for a loan. Brian preferred to put less than twenty percent down and asked if there were any other options. Champaign Bank contacted Julie Carr of the Ohio Statewide Development (OSDC) (pictured to the right with Brian McMahon) to inquire if OSDC could provide a 504 loan to help with the financing. OSDC was able to partner with Champaign bank on a 504 loan, allowing Brian to only put down 10%, Champaign Bank contributed 50% and OSDC contributed the other 40%. Success!! PICK purchased the new building and relocated in July of 2012.

Click Here to read the entire article.
Another Billion Back

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Recently Governor John Kasich and BWC Administrator Stephen Buehrer announced BWC’s “Another Billion Back”, proposing one billion dollars in rebates to Ohio employers. Upon approval, rebate checks will be issued directly to employers starting in October.

  • If approved by the board, each rebate would equal 60% of the employers’ annual premium and checks will be distributed beginning in October.
  • Private employers and public-taxing districts that pay premium into the State Insurance Fund and have active, up-to-date policies will be eligible for the rebate. Each employer’s rebate will reflect 60% of what they were billed during the last policy period (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 for private em­ployers; January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 for public taxing districts).

Click here to read more.

For more details, go to www.bwc.ohio.gov.

Call for Entries:  Economic Development Rock Stars Under Age 40

Development Counsellors International (DCI)

For the second year, Development Counsellors International (DCI) is on the hunt for the economic development industry’s top young performers – those who are leading missions that spur investment, implementing projects to expand jobs and executing creative ways to market places. These nominees should be so good at what they do that they are flipping the economic development world upside-down-all before celebrating their 40th birthday.

Last year, two 40 Under 40 award recipients came from the state Ohio -
Steve Fritsch of Team NEO and Joshua Smith of the City of Hamilton. For 2015’s award, let’s submit as many nominations as possible for our state!

Nominees must be 40 years old or younger as of December 31, 2014. DCI’s 40 Under 40
Selection Committee, comprised of five industry thought leaders, will review nominations during the month of November, winners will be notified in December and DCI will officially announce and recognize them at IEDC’s Leadership Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., January 25, 2015.

The deadline to nominate is October 31, 2014. 
Please submit your nominations here.

For questions, please reach out to Susan Brake by email at susan.brake@aboutdci.com or by phone at 303.455.9601.

The Next Wave or a New Ocean?

Presented by NAIOP Central Ohio Chapter

Crowdfunding is no longer used to finance just the latest indie album or art house film. Increasingly, hundreds of crowdfunding platforms have taken root with the intent to democratize access to capital while more accurately predicting customer demand and the potential viability of a start-up.

October 8th, 2014, 4:00PM EST
The Columbus Idea Foundry (Franklinton)
421 W. State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Register at: centralohionaiop.org

Click Here for more information

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 2014, 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
Transportation Planner / GIS Coordinator, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, Click here for more information.

Economic Development Director,
Norwalk Economic Development Corporation, Click here for more information.

Harrison County Economic Development Director
, Harrison County, Ohio, Click here for more information.

Economic Development Director, City of Kent, Click here for more information.

Director of Economic Development, Marion CAN DO, Click here for more information.
In This Issue
2014 OEDA Annual Summit

Economic Development 101

Easy Program Finder

Ohio Airports Focus Study is Taxiing to the Finish Line

Ohio Statewide Development Corporation provides SBA 504 Financing to assist Pick Programmer's Property Purchase

Another Billion Back

Call for Entries:  Economic Development Rock Stars Under Age 40

CrowdFunding:  The Next Wave or a New Ocean

Join or Renew your 2014 OEDA Membership

OEDA Job Listings

Spread your good news!
Quick Links
OEDA Website
Spread your good news!  Submit your press releases on your economic development successes to OEDA@assnoffices.com

Don't forget to follow @OhioEDA on Twitter to get the most up to date economic development information from across Ohio
Copyright © 2012 {Organization_Name}. All rights reserved.
Contact email: {Organization_Contact_Email}
You are receiving this message because you opted in at {Organization_URL}
17 South High Street, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215 | Phone 800.632.7763 | Fax 614.221.1989 | oeda@assnoffices.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software