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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. 


County Economic Development Symposium Media Packet

Media Release for Symposium Attendees
Media Release
Symposium Objectives
Speaker Bios


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:  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