2021 ED NOW Virtual Event Recap

Event Recap & Video Recordings

Team NEO, in partnership with the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA), kicked off the year with a virtual event focused on sharing best practices for communities to be prepared to compete and win business investment. At this annual workshop, we discussed how local government has a critical role in community resilience, especially in these uncertain times of COVID.

View the video recordings below for lively dialogues and insights about how your community and the Northeast Ohio Region can stay competitive, prosperous, and vibrant.

Keynote Speaker

Thank you to our Keynote sponsor: Spectrum

Hear from keynote Jay Garner, highly respected site selection consultant and author of Economic Development Is Not for Amateurs! A must-read for community leaders on how to achieve economic development success.

Breakout Panel Discussions

Community Tax Sharing

Thank you to our Panel Discussion sponsor: Dominion Energy


Reconfiguring Retail and Vacant Sites

Thank you to our Panel Discussion sponsor: Colliers


New Community Authority Program

Thank you to our Panel Discussion sponsor: FirstEnergy


  • Moderator: Tyler Yaple, Director, Government Affairs & External Engagement, JobsOhio
  • Phil Angelo, Director, Huntington Capital Markets
  • John Caleb Bell, Partner, Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law