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June 24-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus

CCAO hosted a unique economic development training experience.  County commissioners, county executives and county council members invited their economic development partners to join them and attend a County Economic Development Symposium held on June 24-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. 

SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION

County Economic Development Symposium Media Packet

Media Release for Symposium Attendees
Media Release
Symposium Objectives
Program
Speaker Bios

SYMPOSIUM HANDOUT MATERIALS

Morning General Session

Economic Development:  A Team Effort
What Do I Need to Know About My Community?
What Do I Do with the Information?

     
•   Ohio County Profiles
     •   State of Ohio Profile

Luncheon Address

Building Ohio's Communities from Within

Closing General Session

Implementing Success Strategies

Breakout Sessions

Land Banks
     •   County Land Banks:  A Tool to Revitalize Our Communities
     •   Belmont County Land Reutilization Corporation
     •   Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corporation

Economic Gardening
     
•   Introduction to Economic Gardening
     •   Pure Michigan Business Connect

Energy as an Economic Development Strategy
     •   Aiding Public Officials in the Decision Making Process

Jobs in the Aerospace and Military Sector
     •   Bridging the Gap - STEM  Jobs in Ohio

Local Economic Development Incentives
     •   Economic Development Incentives

Structural Models for Economic Development
     •   Teamwork:  Building Guernsey County
     •   Crawford County:  The Vision

Working with State Partners
     •   Roadmap for Economic Development

Water and Sewer:  Leveraging Grants and Loans
     •   Pipe Dreams:  When Infrastructure is the "Gap"
     •   Can We Get That Project Funded?

Infrastructure Challenges
     •   Transportation Improvement Districts
     •   Gas and Oil Exploration and Road Use and Maintenance Agreements
     •   Wind Farms

Workforce Development
    •   Link Lima Allen County Workforce Development Framework
    •   Marion County:  Workforce Development Public-Private Partnerships

Broadband
    •   Broadband:  Empowering Life-Long Learning
    •   City of Dublin:  DubLink
    •   Perry County:  Gettting Organized and Getting Started
    •   Digital Works

Water and Sewer:  Shared Services for Water, Sewer and Stormwater Projects
    •   Shared Services
    •   Regional Cooperation
    •   Lucas County