Business Development - Marketing

The EODA Business Development and Marketing committee is charged with promoting our sixteen county region through a strong network of local, regional and statewide economic development professionals. Our activities include conducting retention and expansion studies, wage and benefit studies, export education, trade shows, industrial site promotion, and maintaining a strong web presence.


Summary of  Committee Activities:
The Committee worked on EODA Shale Marketing program and updated the EODA website. Mem- bers attended Ohio Economic Development Association meetings. EODA was a sponsor of the Small Business Week Event held by SBDC at Zane State University Cambridge. Industrial potential leads were forwarded within the region. The committee also served as a sponsor of the Cambridge Guernsey County Chamber  2015 Shaleabration.
EODA held an open house for commercial real estate brokers in Pittsburgh. This event featured up- dates on development of the Utica Shale and networking between EODA members and the brokers. Each broker was given material of key development properties in each participating county. A GIS- enabled webpage created by Buckeye Hills also is available to brokers or others to find sites in shale counties. Link to the page via
In June, EODA hosted a booth at the Developing Unconventional Gas East (DUG East) trade show in Pittsburgh. The event is a great networking, awareness building and lead generation tool. A booth developed for EODA by the Tuscarawas Economic Development and Finance Authority was present at the trade show.
The committee also held a brokers open house in the Pittsburgh area, where many oil and gas compa- nies have offices. This event was the second annual event to continue relationships built with these companies. This committee is working on 2016 activities. No final decisions have been made at the time of this report.
We extend our gratitude to the sponsors that make these efforts possible: American Electric Power, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Buckeye Power, Buckeye Hills, OMEGA, and Columbia Gas.
Committee Chair
Arnie Oliver Holmes Co Planning 330-674-8625
Paul Prater

AEP, Manager of

Community Affairs 740-622-7984
Harry Eadon Tusc Co Port Auth 330-602-4422
Mike Jacoby S E Ohio Port Auth 740-568-1957
Mike Lloyd OSU Extension 740-732-5681
Andrea Patterson Peoples Bank 740-439-2767
Jim Schoch

EODA Executive

Director 740-432-7902