OEDA Dateline Newsletter
   May 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
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Executive Directors Column

Jennifer Tisone Price

Ohio Economic Development Association

The IEDC created Economic Development Week to highlight the importance and value of economic development throughout our communities.  The inaugural celebration of Economic Development Week gave economic development professionals a forum to share information about the contributions made by economic developers to create jobs, enrich communities, and enhance quality of life for our state’s citizens. 

Though this “designated” week may have just come to a close, I want to discuss a few of  the on-going opportunities that our members have to share their success stories.  The sharing of this information is very helpful to other members who may be dealing with a similar situation or set of challenges.  Just as importantly, sharing your success reinforces the value of the economic development profession in Ohio. 

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Ohio Puts On an Epic Display and Builds Relationships at Hannover Messe

Glenn Richardson


When selling Ohio to global companies, I love to start off with the state’s strategic location and infrastructure. Those assets paid off once again at Hannover Messe 2016, the largest manufacturing trade show in the world. Just minutes after the kickoff event German Chancellor Merkel and President Obama walked straight to the Ohio booth to put the world’s spotlight on our state. Rick Pollack, Founder and CEO of MakerGear located near Cleveland, talked about additive manufacturing and demonstrated his company’s desktop 3-D printer to the influential leaders with Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor by his side. We knew this was the beginning of a great show for Ohio, and we were right.

The non-stop traffic through the Ohio booth at the Messe did not happen by accident, but instead from months of hard work to prepare for what is the largest industrial manufacturing show of its kind in the world.

Read more: jobs-ohio.com/blog/posts/ohio-at-hannover-messe/

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.

North West Ohio

Click Here for more information and to register for the
  June 27 - 28, 2016
training being held in Maumee, Ohio

West Central Ohio

Click Here for more information and to register for the
August 1 - 2, 2016
training being held in Dayton, Ohio

South East Ohio

Click Here for more information and to register for the
  September 8 - 9, 2016
training being held in Athens, Ohio

$150.00 for current OEDA Members

$300.00 for Non-members

2016 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!  Click here for full details and to submit your nomination. 

Register Today for the
OEDA Mid-Year Briefing

Presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association,
JobsOhio and its Regional Network Partners,
Ohio Development Services Agency, Bricker & Eckler, and Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE)


Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time:  10:00 am to 2:15 pm
Location:  Marriott Columbus Northwest,
                      5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH  43017

Registration Fees: 
OEDA Member $50 per person (includes lunch).
Non-Member $60 per person (includes lunch).

Who Should Attend:  All Economic Development Professionals and Elected Officials interested in current JobsOhio and DSA programs.  This event is open to OEDA members and non-members.

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Click Here to Register NOW!


Save the Date
2016 OEDA
Annual Summit
"Connect and Collaborate"

October 19-21

 Columbus Marriott Northwest,
5605 Blazer Pkwy.

Dublin, OH  43017

OEDA's annual premiere event! 
Look for more information later this spring!

Special Offer for All Members of OEDA:
20 Percent Off Registration at TrustBelt

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to qualify for an exclusive discount for all OEDA Members – 20 percent off registration at the 2016 TrustBelt Conference in Chicago, August 7-9.

Top-notch speakers including best-selling author Peter Zeihan and Moody’s Analyst Sophia Koropeckyj headline an all-star roster of keynoters and panelists at this year’s conference.

For more information and to register using your special OEDA Code – OEDA20 – go here: http://www.trustbelt.com/
Study:  Middletown tops in Butler,
Warren for starting a business

Eric Schwartzberg

BUTLER COUNTY —Middletown ranks the highest in Butler and Warren counties on a list of the best small-sized cities to start a business in the United States, according to a study by WalletHub.

Middletown was 330th, putting it above Fairfield (394), Mason (556) and Hamilton (743) out of 1,268 small-sized cities in the business-friendly study conducted by WalletHub

Matt Eisenbraun, Middletown’s assistant director of economic development, said the study confirms the city is “a great place to start and run a small business.”

Middletown has focused on small business growth by providing resources and support to keep the cost of start-up low and barriers to market entry at a minimum, Eisenbraun said.

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Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber to expand City of Delaware operations

DELAWARE – Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber, a manufacturer of thermal and acoustical engineering products, has announced it will expand its City of Delaware operations.

The company is investing more than $2.6 million to add 43,000 sq. ft.  and equipment to its existing facility at 759 Pittsburgh Drive. The company, which produces high temperature insulation and noise suppression for the automotive, stampings, HVAC and custom molded products industries, will consolidate operations from 487 London Road into the expanded facility.  It will retain a total of 162 full-time employees and hire an additional 18 employees over the course of five years.

To retain the company and assist in its expansion, the City of Delaware, Delaware City Schools and Delaware Area Career Center partnered on a Community Reinvestment Area Tax abatement. The abatement requires the company to hire 14 full-time employees within three years.

The City of Delaware benefits from the retention of $5.86 million in payroll as well as the additional $420,000 of committed new payroll over 3 years.

“We are excited to see Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber stay and grow in Delaware,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said. 

“Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber’s project is, yet, another example of a company and community partnering on a project that benefits everyone,” said Sean Hughes, City of Delaware Economic Development Director. “Nearly 20 percent of our industrial employers have expanded in the last three years.”

Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber:  www.acoust-a-fiber.com

City of Delaware: www.delawaremeansbusiness.com

Advanced Services Industry Cluster Analysis:  Transportation
and Warehousing

Nate Green
The Montrose Group, LLC

As the United States continues to move from a manufacturing based economy to an advanced services economy it is important to examine the industries that makeup the advanced services sector that are growing and offer the greatest potential for high-wage, high growth jobs. The sector we will examine here,Transportation and Warehousing, is highly dependent upon consumer spending,international trade, and manufacturing trends but is poised for increased growth over the next decade as trades routes widen, the boom in intermodal shipping continues, and consumers around the world purchase more goods online. 

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$6M for local projects
Air Park, WC are main recipients

Gary Huffenberger and Nathan Kraatz
Wilmington News Journal

WILMINGTON — Ohio’s 2017-18 Capital Improvements Budget Bill (Capital Budget) has $6.04 million earmarked for Clinton County projects, including $3 million for Wilmington Air Park aviation-related uses.

The other projects slated to receive funds are the Wilmington College Center for the Sciences and Agriculture at $1.5 million, Clarksville Fire Training Center at $850,000, the Clinton County Fairgrounds at $250,000, J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park at $200,000, Little Hearts Big Smiles all-children playground at $100,000, Clarksville reservoir safety upgrades at $100,000, and Blanchester playground at $40,000.

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

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In This Issue
Executive Directors Column

Ohio Puts On an Epic Display and Builds Relationships at Hannover Messe

OEDA Presents Building Competitive Advantage to Win Sales Training

2016 Annual Excellence Awards Call for Nominations

Register Today for the OEDA Mid-Year Briefing

2016 OEDA Annual Summit - Save the Date

Special Offer for All Members of OEDA:  20 Percent Off Registration at TrustBelt

Study:  Middletown tops in Butler, Warren for starting a business

Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber to expand City of Delaware operations

Advanced Services Industry Cluster Analysis:  Transportation and Warehousing

$6M for local projects
Air Park, WC are main recipients

Join or Renew your 2016 OEDA Membership

Place Your Job Listings

Spread your good news!
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