A Summit on Innovation & Sustainable Growth

in Ohio's Cities & Regions


June 9-10, 2015
The Westin Columbus
310 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215

The Greater Ohio Policy Center was proud to host its 2015 Summit, Restoring Neighborhoods, Strengthening Economies: Innovation & Sustainable Growth in Ohio's Cities & Regions. This Summit brought together national experts, state policymakers, and local leaders from all sectors to discuss new strategies for transforming Ohio’s cities and regions and making Ohio economically competitive in the 21st century. The Summit featured cutting-edge tools and practices, effective partnerships, and policy solutions that are building prosperous communities in Ohio and beyond.

Summit sessions addressed a wide range of topics essential to comprehensive and sustainable economic growth, including:

  • regional economic growth strategies,
  • community and economic development strategies,
  • infrastructure financing and improvement,
  • transportation financing and options,
  • financial tools and partners for strengthening neighborhoods,
  • equitable development issues,
  • innovative governance tools, and
  • new cross-sector city and regional solutions for revitalization.

Click here to download the Summit program

Click here to view & download panel presentations

Click here to see highlights from the Summit

Click here to see the attendee list




The Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards

Greater Ohio was excited to present the first annual Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards. The Awards recognize individuals and entities working to create vibrant and sustainable communities, cities, and regions in Ohio. 

Go here for more information about the Awards and the nomination process

Go here to learn about the 2015 Award winners

Go here to learn about the 2015 finalists