ED NOW: Act Today for Your Community’s Economic Development Future

Open to all local elected officials, candidates, board members, volunteers and local development professionals. Learn and be empowered to guide your community’s future locally.

All trainings take place from 7:30a to 4p on the following dates and locations:

  • September 11th: Zane State College, Cambridge
  • September 26th: OSU South Centers, Piketon
  • October 10th: Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Marietta

Elected and appointed officials work tirelessly to ensure their communities’ economic development futures are bright.  ED NOW! is a one-day conference to support them in their efforts by providing information about economic development strategies, resources, programs, funding, and opportunities specific to communities in Southern and Eastern Ohio.

Through panels, case studies, round tables, and presentations with plenty of opportunity for Q & A, attendees will be able to maximize their efforts to guide their communities’ economic development future. Topics to be covered include:

  • Site Selection
  • Public Infrastructure
  • The Regional Economy
  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Development Funding: Programs & Tools

Specifically, ED NOW! Act Today for Your Communities Economic Development Future, will let you know:

  • How communities in Southern and Eastern Ohio can be competitive for new business investment,
  • How they can tap in to funding and resources to support economic development in their communities, and
  • What they can do to take advantage of current and emerging industries and opportunities and overcome obstacles.

Who should attend?

  • County Commissioners
  • Mayors
  • City Managers
  • City Council Members
  • Township Trustees
  • School Officials and Board Members
  • Port Authority Directors/Board Members
  • CIC Directors/Board Members
  • Local ED and Private Sector ED Directors
  • Other Elected and Appointed Community Leaders Interested in ED

Click here for more information and to register to attend one of the events near you. Registration is only $25.  Please share with those who would be interested in this event in your community.


Brought to you by a partnership between APEG, JobsOhio, Bricker & Eckler and OEDA, with assistance from the Ohio University Voinovich School of Public Affairs and Leadership, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC), and Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA).