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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 is accepting applications for membership. Learn about MODE membership and how to join this impactful group of economic development professionals.

MODE Programming

MODE programs are held every other month.

Have a great idea for a program? Thinking of sponsoring? Contact the programming chair, Bob Lamb at 740-833-2112 or


JANUARY: January 9 | Annual Meeting | Der Dutchman Restaurant

FEBRUARY: February 5 | Global Fluency Training | Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

FEBRUARY: February 12 | Innovation/Workforce | Dawson

APRIL: April 17 | OSU Center for Design and Manufacturing | Ohio Manufacturing Institute

JUNE: June 19 | Transportation Research Center Visit | Transportation Research Center

AUGUST: August 14 | Prepare to Win, Client Hosting/Sales Training with Carol Johnson

Other Professional Development/Networking Opportunities

FEBRUARY: February 21 | Central Region SuccessBound Conference | OU Dublin Campus

FEBRUARY: February 22 | Application Deadline to apply for an OEDI scholarship through AEP.

MARCH: March 1 | Application deadline to apply for the economic development tuition scholarships through AEP for the 2019 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course held April 2-5 2019.

APRIL: April 18 | Pickerington Chamber 2nd Annual Business Summit  | Pickerington

APRIL: April 18 | Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) 2019 State of the Region | Greater Columbus Convention Center

MAY: May 14 | City of Dublin Workforce Development Networking | City of Dublin Economic Development Office

AUGUST: August 6 | Foreign-Trade Zone Seminar | Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris

OCTOBER: October 3 | Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce: Eggs & Issues | J. Liu Restaurant & Bar