Business Development and Marketing Committee

Business Development and Marketing Committee

Chairpersons: Arnold Oliver, Paul Prater, and Jo Sexton

Purpose:

To promote the sixteen county region through a strong network of local, regional and statewide economic development professionals. Activities include export education, trade shows, industrial site promotion and maintaining a strong web presence. Trending topics are typically assigned to this committee for initial review.

Summary of Committee Activities:

Members attended meetings of the Ohio Economic Development Association. EODA continued to be a sponsor of the Zane State Summer Manufacturing Institute at Cambridge and Zanesville and the Manufacturing Summer Camp in Tuscarawas County. EODA was a sponsor at the Appalachian Ohio – West Virginia Connectivity Summit in Marietta. EODA sponsored both OMEGA and Buckeye Hills meetings. The committee allocated funds to upgrade the EODA website.

Summary of Proposed Committee Activities:

Continue to sponsor events hosted by local development districts, chambers of commerce, and local universities. Committee members will also continue to work closely with regional economic development professionals.