Business Development and Marketing Committee

Business Development and Marketing Committee

Chairpersons: Arnold Oliver, Paul Prater, and Jo Sexton


To promote the sixteen county region through a strong network of local, regional and statewide economic development professionals. Activities include conducting retention and expansion studies, 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 sponsored a Small Business Week event at Zane State University and a Manufacturing Camp in Tuscarawas County.

Summary of Proposed Committee Activities:

Continue to sponsor events hosted by local development districts, Chambers of Commerce, and local universities.