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Discover the Benefits of the Ohio Tourism Toolbox
The Tourism Toolbox site serves as a one-stop resource for starting a tourism-related business, creating a community plan, tracking industry trends, or accessing current resources, among other topics and reports.
Shale Workshop - October 27
Workshop to focus on shale & other energy impacts across Ohio
Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship: Helping high school seniors consider a future in small business
With only a few weeks of school to go before graduation, Van Wert City School seniors were offered yet another option to consider for their future: becoming an entrepreneur and owning their own business.
Toledo Local Government Leadership Academy Marks 13th Year
This educational offering marks the 13th year of an outstanding local partnership with the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and is the longest running local government leadership academy in Ohio.
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  1. Energy Infrastructure Workshop - October 27

    Sep 24 2015 - 12:04pm

    Communities and individuals across Ohio are impacted directly by the Energy boom – through shale horizontal drilling, related business growth, and by pipelines crisscrossing all parts of the state. Energy companies are approaching landowners to lease their land; and community leaders are experiencing an influx of workers and their families, impacting roads, social services, housing and schools.
  2. NACDEP 11th Annual Conference Success

    Jun 22 2015 - 3:47pm

    The 2015 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Annual Conference held May 17-20 in Little Rock, Arkansas was full of success stories for OSU Extension!
  3. LE Marina BRE Report

    Ohio's Lake Erie Marina Industry BRE Program Results Announced

    Apr 27 2015 - 1:02pm

    Seventy-five percent of Ohio’s Lake Erie marina businesses find the Ohio Lake Erie shoreline to be an excellent or good place to do business, according to survey results released in April 2015 by the Ohio’s Lake Erie Marina Industry Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Task Force, sponsored by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.