Friday, November 19
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Stuart's Opera House in The Grand Lobby
52 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
At the 2021 Impact Ohio Southeast Regional Conference, key government officials, business leaders, and community members will discuss issues important to the region.
At the conference, attendees will hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits, and policy experts on issues that affect their community.
At the Southeast Regional Conference, panelists will explore three different public policy areas.
Boosting Small Businesses in Southeast Ohio
Developing and supporting existing industries and businesses is important to their success and that of the region. Many businesses need financing or technical assistance to grow. During this panel, experts will explore how Southeast Ohio can invest in small businesses and entrepreneurship to enhance business development.
Leveraging Ohio’s Natural Assets as a Strategy for Economic Development
Southeast Ohio is rich in natural resources, including the Ohio River, Wayne National Forest, and the Hocking Hills Region. During this session, panelists will discuss how Southeast Ohio can harness its natural assets to increase outdoor recreation while supporting long-term economic growth and preserving natural resources.
Enhancing the Region’s Workforce Ecosystem
Before the pandemic, there were discussions about redefining workforces and workplaces. These conversations about Ohio’s workforce ecosystem, however, have shifted in a new direction. In this session, panelists will discuss how the region’s workforce is evolving and the systems that must be strengthened in order ensure an excelling workforce in Southeast Ohio.
|8:00 AM - 8:30 AM||REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||CONFERENCE WELCOME|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Enhancing the Region’s Workforce Ecosystem|
|10:00 AM - 10:20 AM||PRIORITIES & PLANS FOR OHIO'S AUDITOR OF STATE|
|10:20 AM - 10:40 AM||PRIORITIES & PLANS FOR OHIO'S SECRETARY OF STATE|
|10:40 AM - 11:00 AM||COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Leveraging Ohio’s Natural Assets as a Strategy for Economic Development|
|12:00 PM - 12:20 PM||LUNCH, NETWORKING & RECOGNITION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS & SPONSORS|
|12:20 PM - 12:30 PM||Remarks from the President of Ohio University|
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||Boosting Small Businesses in Southeast Ohio|
There will be a Pre-Conference Reception at The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center the evening before the 2021 Impact Ohio Southeast Ohio Regional Conference. Register when you register for the conference.
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, 331 Richland Ave, Athens, Ohio 45701
The Success Group
Ohio Democratic Party
Ohio Republican Party
Ohio Hospital Association