Past Events

2016 Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

Overview of the 2016 Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference, “Exploring our Business Ecosystem,” held on May 17, 2016 at Ohio University Baker Center, presented by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

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2015 Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

“Manufacturing Workforce: Building Capacity”

More than 150 participants attended the May 12, 2015 conference, featuring keynote speaker Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, and offering public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations an opportunity to learn from a series of panel discussions and presentations.

Presenters

  • Bret Allphin, Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District
  • Eric Burkland, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
  • Bert Dawson, Columbiana County Engineer
  • Jeff Finkle, International Economic Development Council
  • John Hemmings, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
  • Anthony Iachini, Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District
  • Dr. Jason Jolley, Voinovich School Assistant Professor of Economic Development
  • Kevin Kern, Western Reserve Port Authority
  • Christopher Keylor, Ohio Valley Educational Service Center
  • Dr. Bill LaFayette, Regionomics, LLC
  • John Miller, SUPERB Industries
  • John Minor, JobsOhio
  • John Molinaro, Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)
  • Craig Rosenlund, Forest to Furniture Program
  • Dr. William Stewart, Steward Glapat Corporation
  • Alan Stockmeister, Ohio Precious Metals
  • Larry Triplett, MCBI
  • Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
  • Von Williams, UpSkill Your Workforce Program
  • Jeannette Wierzbicki, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association
  • Kathy Zook, Eastgate Council of Governments

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State of the Region Conference at OHIO addresses manufacturing renaissance

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2014 Third Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

“Manufacturing in Appalachia: Opportunities Abound”

The May 20, 2014 third annual event addressed the region’s current status and opportunities in the manufacturing sector by bringing together national leaders and industry experts to discuss recent trends and developments.

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State of the Region Conference at OHIO highlights region’s manufacturing industry

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2013 Ohio Appalachian State of the Region Conference

“Shale and Beyond”

The second annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference titled “Shale and Beyond,” was held on June 4th, 2013. The purpose of the conference was to promote an atmosphere for informational exchange across organizations, industries and communities in regards to shale gas.

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2012 Ohio Appalachian State of the Region Conference

“Understanding the Boom-Bust Cycle for Greater Sustainability”

State of the Region Conference at Ohio University, Athens.pdf

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