2020/2019 Spring 2019 Outlook and Policy Conferences

Sustainability and Ohio Lands: Creating Value for People and the Environment

May 12th, 2020 8:15am to 3:00pm

2019 Program: Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Development in Ohio

"Does an Urbanizing World Still Need Rural America?" - Mark Partridge, Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, President, Regional Science Assoc. International

"Ohio's Economies: An Update"  - Bill LaFayette, PhD, Owner, Regionomics


"Asset-based Development Strategies for the "Other Ohio": There Are No Shortcuts and No Silver Bullets" Edward (Ned) Hill, Professor of Economic Development, The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs and City & Regional Planning, Faculty, Ohio Manufacturing Institute


"Food and Agriculture as Ingredients of Economic Development" -  Zoë Plakias, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Mayors Panel: "Economic Development Efforts Across Ohio" Johnson Presentation 
Nan Whaley, MPA (Mayor of Dayton, OH) and Tom Johnson, MBA (Mayor of Somerset, OH), Executive in Residence, Ohio University