Annual Economic Development Summit


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With an average attendance of over 200 individuals, this is southwest Ohio’s most comprehensive professional development event.  The 2018 Annual Summit will be held on May 24, 2018 at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center.

The event includes representatives from various fields making it one of the best opportunities for networking around. These can include industries of all types including development companies, real estate firms, government, economic development organizations, financial institutions, utility companies, institutions of higher learning and students.

This day-long economic development conference features respected keynote speakers discussing topics such as finance, real estate, regional cooperation, workforce development, infrastructure construction and other areas of interest.

The Summit and post-Summit reception are structured in a  way to provide all participants with an opportunity to grow their business and network with other successful professionals in your region.  The I-70/75 Development Association was pleased to have a great group of sponsors for this annual event.  For a listing of our sponsors and the agenda for the day, please click here.

This year’s speakers include Ryan Jenkins, an internationally recognized keynote speaker and author of the book, The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.Ryan’s passion, experience as a Millennial himself, and his fresh and forward-thinking approach to generations have made him one of the most highly sought after generational and future of work keynote speakers. Ryan is also a Partner at, a micro-learning training platform. Our closing speaker is Trevor Hamilton, a partner with Pegasus Partners, which assists international SME’s expanding from Europe to North America with a comprehensive set of market entry services including research, business development, sales, site selection and start-up assistance. Pegasus Partners also works with U.S. communities to develop long-term, FDI growth strategies. Over the course of his career, Hamilton has a 20-plus year successful track record of creating, implementing, and leading strategies that have led to over 500 location and expansion projects resulting in over 60,000 new jobs and nearly $10 billion in capital investment.

A full agenda can be found by clicking the “ATTEND THE SUMMIT” button below.