Developing Opportunities

When: November 14, 2023 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Developing Opportunities

Please join us for the Developing Opportunities launch event. We will release a research and insights report based on recent (prior 2 years) site inventory demand.  The report is a call to action to shrink the supply-demand gap and improve the probability of winning manufacturing attraction deals. The research highlights current market gaps in NEO’s manufacturing site inventory and provides detailed industry trends for the most in-demand site needs  

The event will feature a fireside chat with national site consultants, along with remarks from Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President of Sites & Infrastructure at JobsOhio.


  • 8:30 AM: Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00 AM: Welcome
    • Gino Faciana, Co-CEO: Pleasant Valley Corporation
    • Bill Koehler, CEO: Team NEO
  • 9:10 AM: Importance of Sites
    • Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President of Sites and Infrastructure: JobsOhio
  • 9:20 AM: Introduction of Developing Opportunities
    • Christine Nelson, Vice President of Project Management and Sites
  • 9:30 AM: Fireside Chat
    • AJ Magner, Vice Chairman: CBRE
    • Michelle Comerford, Project Director: Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC
    • Bryce Sylvester, Senior Director, Site Strategy: Team NEO
  • 10:25 AM: Wrap up

You can view information on our sponsorships here, and for any additional questions or information, please reach out to Connor Stease.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Partner Sponsor

Fund for our Economic Future Logo

Location Sponsor

Pleasant Valley Corp logo

Break Sponsor

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives

Supporting Sponsor

American Structure

Lead Economic Development Sponsors

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber
greater cleveland partnership logo
Greater Akron Chamber
Stark Economic Development Board
Youngstown Business Incubator
Lake Development Authority