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Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE)


Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE)

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

MODE Programming

MODE programs are held every other month.

Have a great idea for a program? Thinking of sponsoring? Contact the programming chair, Nathan Strum at 740-345-9757 ext. 3 or


JANUARY: January 18 | Annual Meeting | Combustion Brewery & Taproom

FEBRUARY: February 15 | Creative Workforce Solutions | Columbus State Conference Center

APRIL: April 26 | P3 Revisited | NEWORK Co-Working Space

JUNE: June 21 | Engaging and Retaining Your Community’s YPs | Cultivate


JANUARY: January 26 | Annual Meeting | Meeting Slides

MARCH: March 3 | GASB77 Reporting | Meeting Slides

JUNE: June 16 | ED Organizational Structures & Funding | Meeting Slides

JULY:  July 14 | MODE + OEDA YP Social

AUGUST: August 18 | Marketing   

SEPTEMBER: September 27 | Global Fluency Training: China 2.0

NOVEMBER: November 9 | Global Fluency Training: Japan 2.0

DECEMBER: December 1 | Economic Development 411 (ED411) | Presentations