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Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE) Counties

Mid Ohio Development Exchange Organization Counties

The Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE) is a membership organization of local economic development organizations from throughout the 11-county Columbus Region. MODE provides programming meant to increase awareness of economic development issues and best practices to continue to strengthen and grow local economies throughout Central Ohio.

MODE membership offers the opportunity to create partnerships with regional organizations and creates an environment for networking. 


MODE Programming

Join us for a special October MODE program, Wednesday, October 29th. TechColumbus is graciously sponsoring and hosting Barry Moltz, a well-known entrepreneur and economic development expert, to speak to MODE and their guests.

As we all know, helping launch a new business down the Highway of Success is incredibly rewarding. But what happens when the engine starts to sputter, the business drives off the Highway, gets stuck in mud, and there are vultures on the road sign which reads “Valley of Death Straight Ahead”?

How do you as an economic development professional provide immediate roadside assistance and help business owners get back on the Highway of Success?

In an entertaining and humorous approach, Mr. Moltz will discuss ways in which we as economic development professionals can help start-ups and small businesses through these difficult periods – in essence – getting them unstuck and rolling again.

This event is free to members and non-members alike to help spread the important message. 
RSVP to Stephanie Bosco at before October 22nd. MODE programs are open to the public. Lunch is included.


2014 MODE Programming Calendar

The proposed MODE programming calendar is as follows:
Friday, December 5, 2014 ED411

Past Programs/Presentations
Thursday, July 17, 2014, Summer Social and OEDA/JobsOhio Mid Year Briefing
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at COSI:  COTA Update Presentation & CIC Presentation, City of Gahanna
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at RAMTEC (no presentation available)
Thursday, May 8 or June 6, 2014 Export Training
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Sunshine Law Changes

More details will be shared as they come. Mark your calendars today!

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