Thank you to everyone who attended GROW Licking County's 2nd Annual ED-101 CONNECT.  With over 100 registered attendees, this year's attenance represented nearly a 20% growth from last year's inaugural event.


If you attended this year's event, please consider taking our brief (8 question) survey to tell us how we did !!!


Plans changed?  Weren't able to make it this year?  Then be sure to check out our video on YouTube, produced by our friends at Home Video Service, to see our program.  Also, be sure to check out the speaker profiles below to learn about their background as well as obtain a copy of their presentations.



                                 Sonja Simpson                                                                             Nate Green   

                          District Deputy Director                                                  Director, Economic Development

                                ODOT District 5                                                                      The Montrose Group 

             ODOT - ED-101 Connect Presentation                                              The Infrastructure Puzzle





                  Lauren Massie                                                Dr. Lauri White                                              Liz Morrison

        Director of Adult Education             Vice President of Academic Affairs      Director of Networks & Communities

          C-TEC of Licking County                       Central Ohio Technical College                       Denison University

                                Meeting Local Worforce Needs                                            Career Exploration in Liberal Arts



Thank you to our partners for your continued support for this vital program.


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ED-101 Connect (2016)

The inaugural sessions took place during the first-ever Economic Development Week, May 8, 2016-May 14, 2016, a week set aside by The International Economic Development Council to recognize the importance of economic development as the backbone of community growth.

For those who could not attend, please view the recording of session two, and browse and download the materials and presentations listed below:


GROW Licking County extends special thanks to our sponsor, The Energy Cooperative, for providing attendees with a great meal from Doug's Farside Catering, and to the Office of Attorney General, Mike DeWine, for providing copies of the Ohio Economic Development Manual.

With the first two sessions on the books, GROW Licking County hopes to continue the series with additional discussions of best practices, stories of successes and shortfalls, and insight on the importance of collaboration, we hope these seminars will create a core of “in-the-know” community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals that will be armed with the essential knowledge that is critical to individual and combined efforts to improve infrastructure, attract and retain business, and sustain a healthy local economy for residents and municipalities in Licking County.

GROW Licking County's Economic Development ToolKit


Ohio Attorney General's Economic Development Manual

CRA Fact Sheet

Enterprise Zone Fact Sheet

CRA vs. Enterprise Zone 

Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) Fact Sheet

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Fact Sheet