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Economic Development 411


The sixth annual Economic Development 411 (ED411) will be held on December 1, 2017. More than 400 elected and appointed officials, civic leaders and business leaders are expected to joined the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange and Columbus 2020 for a day of insightful sessions and dialogue.

Cost is $25 per attendee. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions to be announced in the coming weeks.

Friday, December 1, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
1739 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Registration is available here.

Nate Strum, Executive Director, GROW Licking County
“When I first moved into the Region in 2015, one of the first events I attended was ED411. And wow! What a gathering of dedicated economic development professionals! And now, the event has grown in such a short time to be the premier economic development event here in Central Ohio.”
Colleen Gilger, Economic Development Director, City of Dublin
“Attending ED411 has made me a stronger economic development professional. I have learned new concepts, broadened my view of regionalism, and met an amazing network of public and private sector professionals who care passionately about the success of our region. The excitement felt at the event is electric, as so many are energized to keep Columbus growing and succeeding.”
Anthony Jones, Director of Planning & Development, City of Gahanna
“The ED411 event provides me with relevant information that helps me create successful economic development strategies for the year ahead.”
Mike Compton, Mayor, City of Pataskala
“Last year’s ED411 panelists and keynotes were so diverse and highlighted many of the topics I deal with every day in my community! Such a wonderful event and a must attend by any elected official in Central Ohio.”
Patrick Closser
Patrick Closser, Mayor, City of London
“As an elected leader in Central Ohio, I am always looking for ways to encourage economic development in my community. ED 411 offers thought-provoking breakout sessions and I have always walked away from the event with ideas and information that I can use in my community.”