Just Announced: 2019 Development Conference Speakers


What does the future hold for economic and community development in Southeast Ohio? What tools are available to public and business leaders to ensure continued growth in our region? Buckeye Hills Regional Council and the Buckeye Hills Foundation are excited to announce the speakers for Investing in the Future: 2019 Development Summit, on August 29. Topics include leveraging strategic investments, opportunity zones, land banks, and the future of manufacturing.

Speakers & Sessions:

  • Andy Kuhn, Southeast Ohio Port Authority: Incentivizing Strategic Investments

  • Dr. Jason Jolley, Ohio University: Opportunity Zones 101

  • Jim Rokakis, Western Reserve Land Conservancy: Utilizing Land Banks as a Tool For Economic Growth

  • Susan Foltz & Dorinda Byers, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership: The Future of Manufacturing in Appalachian Ohio

Keynote speaker Mike Jacoby, President and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), will address the State of Rural Appalachia in Southeast Ohio.