OEDA Dateline Newsletter
   January 2016
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.

Southwest Ohio

Click Here for more information and to register for the February 22 - 23, 2016 training being held in Liberty Township, Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Click Here for more information and to register for the March 15 - 16, 2016 training being held in Kent, Ohio

$150.00 for current OEDA Members

$300.00 for Non-members

2016 Ohio Basic Economic
Development Course

Registration is now open!
The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course (OHIO BEDC) is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities.

The course meets for three days; April 5-7, 2016. The location chosen for the 2016 course is The Marriott Columbus Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH  43017, 614-791-1000.  The registration fee for the 2016 course is $700.  Registration is required no later than March 18th. 

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE for more details about the course, including the course agenda.

CLICK HERE for hotel room booking information.
Long-Term Relationships are Key to Economic Development

Kristi Tanner

One of the things that differentiates JobsOhio from its peers is the priority placed on building long-term, meaningful relationships with the companies with whom we do business.

Our philosophy is that when a business commits to investing or expanding in Ohio, that’s the beginning, not the end, of a long-term relationship. And it’s what will win us repeat investment in the future.

A key audience where this is impactful is with international businesses making their first investment in the United States. International companies often experience more challenges than domestic businesses when it comes to navigating the procedures of operating in the United States.

Click Here to read more.

Make 2016 the Year You Go Global!

Sameen Dadfar
Ohio Development Services Agency

January is the month for New Year’s resolutions, new beginnings and new experiences. While many people strive to improve themselves through a new diet or gym membership, this can also be the time to set goals focused on improving your business. If this is your objective, we can help you.

Have you thought about growing your business outside of the United States? With more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power located outside of the U.S., one of the fastest ways to expand your business is to explore international markets. In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, companies must endeavor to extend their economic reach, build relationships and seize opportunities on a global scale. This is a vital component of a company’s long-term economic growth and we want to help you strengthen your export initiatives.

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Energy Intensive Industries Attraction Strategy:  Primary Metal Manufacturing

David J. Robinson
The Montrose Group, LLC

As the United States has become more energy-independent with the shale energy boom of the last decade, it has created economic development opportunities.    Strategically-located areas like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas, which offer access to low-cost energy, are uniquely positioned to attract industries that are highly reliant on energy to manufacture their products.  Here we take a look at one of those energy intensive industries, Primary Metal Manufacturing: http://montrosegroupllc.com/energy-intensive-industries-attraction-strategy-primary-metal-manufacturing/

Hanon Systems Launching Production Operation in Carey, OH

Wyandot County Economic Development
January 7, 2016

Hanon Systems, a leading global provider of automotive thermal solutions, is in the midst of launching a new manufacturing facility in Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio.  The 100,000 square foot Carey, OH facility that will be leased by Hanon Systems was completed in mid-2014 by Vaughn Equity Services.  The facility, which is expected to begin production in mid-2017, will initially injection mold and assemble innovative and eco-friendly HVAC modules on a range of future model year vehicles for various global automakers.  Vaughn Equity Services also developed infrastructure in the surrounding area to complete what is now the Arrowhead Commerce Park. Roughly 20+ additional acres in the new industrial park are available for future development.

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NEFCO's Brownfields Assessment Program

Sylvia Chinn-Levy, AICP
Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning
& Development Organization

Tom Murphy, a former Pittsburgh mayor and an Urban Land Institute fellow, quotes a General Motors study: 24 year-olds are six times less likely than their parents to own a car.  With much of America’s landscape shaped by the automobile, what does this mean for economic development?  Quite possibly, Millennials may be on to something.

Millennials have shown increasing interest in living downtown within an easy walk to work and cultural attractions. Local governments often bear lower costs by developing areas already served by urban infrastructure.  Decreasing public resources for new infrastructure are giving developers reasons to reconsider urban centers.  Many Ohio cities share a legacy of abandoned /vacant properties, evidence of manufacturing’s decline.  These “brownfields,” many with suspected contamination, can be a wise investment for developers once environmental issues are properly addressed. And they can play a role in positioning communities to provide amenities and employment to young adults who will shape the future.

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Ohio Third Frontier 2016 - $292 Million Yet to Be Invested

David J. Robinson
The Montrose Group, LLC

The Ohio Third Frontier’s Commission and Advisory Board met in Septemberand then again more recently in December to discuss and plan for calendar year2016. The Commission is responsible for approving Third Frontier funding awardsand, with the input of the Advisory Board, setting direction and goals forfuture Third Frontier programs and investments. Both entities are comprised ofmembers representing small and large Ohio companies, higher education andnon-profit research institutions, risk capital organizations, and stategovernment.

Read more here:
People Works Works for Employers and Residents of Franklin County

Michael Salvadore
Franklin County Workforce Navigator

Even as the region continues to recover from the Great Recession, Franklin County has a lot going for it, including a lot of potential employers for its residents.  County Commissioners Marilyn Brown, Paula Brooks, and John O’Grady, however, continue to innovate new ways to help both residents and employers get ahead.

In 2014, the commissioners created the Smart Works in Franklin County Economic Development Fund supported by a temporary quarter-cent sales tax increase. The new funding is being used for a number of innovative ED initiatives,including one designed specifically to connect county public assistance clients with employers looking for motivated, well-trained workers.  They’re calling it People Works.

Click Here to read more.

Join or Renew Your 2016 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 2016, 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:

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There is NO CHARGE for OEDA members and a $100 charge for non-members per job posting. All postings will be listed on our website within 3 business days of receipt to our office.  It will also be posted in the monthly newsletter.  Position will remain posted until position is filled.

Please email your posting to oeda@assnoffices.com.  If you are non-member, you may request an invoice at that time.

Please include specific information in each job posting regarding how to apply for each position and application deadlines.


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

2016 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course

Long-Term Relationships are Key to Economic Development

Make 2016 the Year You Go Global!

Energy Intensive Industries Attraction Strategy:  Primary Metal Manufacturing

Hanon Systems Launching Production Operation in Carey, OH

NEFCO's Brownfields Assessment Program

Ohio Third Frontier - $292 Million Yet to Be Invested

People Works Works for Employers and Residents of Franklin County

Join or Renew your 2016 OEDA Membership

Place Your Job Listings

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