When: February 24, 2023 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

What does it mean to have a vibrant regional economy?

Last year we explored this topic at the ED NOW workshop with the launch of the Vibrant Economy Index (VEI), a tool that uses an expanded dataset to offer a more detailed, nuanced and accurate measure of the Northeast Ohio Region’s economy and individual prosperity. This year we’ll take a deep dive into how sites play an important role in creating a vibrant economy.

Who should attend:

Elected Leaders, including:

  • County Commissioners, Mayors
  • City Managers City
  • Council Members
  • Township Trustees
  • CIC Directors and Board Members

Economic Development Organization Board and Staff

  • Economic Development Leaders
  • Talent Ecosystem
  • Innovation Ecosystem
  • DE&I Ecosystem
  • Philanthropy
  • Non-profit Board Members
  • Media

Agenda at a Glance:

  • 7:30 AM -8:00 AM
    • Networking / Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM-8:20 AM
    • Welcome & Opening remarks
  • 8:20 AM – 8:45 AM
    • Keynote; Macro Overview of Economy:
      • Dr. Ned Hill, Professor of Economic Development, John Glenn College of Public Affairs and City and Regional Planning Faculty, Ohio Manufacturing Institute: The Ohio State University
  • 8:45 AM – 8:55 AM
    • VEI Refresher / Local Economy:
      • Jacob Duritsky, VP of Research and Strategy: Team NEO
  • 8:55 AM – 9:55 AM
    • Fireside Chat – Importance of Sites to Build a Vibrant Economy:
      • Courtney Dunbar, CEcD, EDFP, AICP, Director- Site Selection: Burns & McDonnell
      • Christine Nelson, Vice President, Project Management, Site Strategies and Talent: Team NEO
      • Bryce Sylvester, Senior Director, Site Strategies: Team NEO
  • 9:55 AM – 11:10 AM
    • Workshop Breakouts
  • 11:10 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Connecting the Dots: How do we take this into our communities/practice
  • 11:45 AM – 11:50 AM
    • Closing Comments:
      • Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer: Team NEO

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

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