Investing in the Future: 2019 Development Summit

Investing in the Future: 2019 Development Summit


From land banks to tax incentives to manufacturing and more, this one-day event will feature an overview of current challenges as well as innovative solutions highlighting real work being accomplished on the ground to improve the lives of residents in southeast Ohio.


Our very first Development Summit is being held on Thursday, August 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buckeye Hills Regional Council in Marietta, OH. This event will bring together community leaders, elected officials, practitioners and more to explore the topic of investing in community development for the future of southeast Ohio.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees, courtesy of Special Occasions Catering in Marietta, OH.

Registration is $35 for the general public. Members of the General Policy Council and/or Regional Advisory Council will receive a discounted rate, out of gratitude for their service to our organization. A discount code may be accessed by emailing

2019 Development Summit Topics

  • State of Development in Rural Appalachian Ohio

  • Incentivizing Strategic Investments

  • Opportunity Zones 101

  • Utilizing Land Banks as a Tool for Economic Growth

  • The Future of Manufacturing in Appalachian Ohio