Chamber's Johnson Earns Ohio CED Credential

Aug 08, 2019
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Lauren Johnson, manager of the 422 Project and Business Development, has completed the necessary coursework through the Ohio Economic Development Institute to earn the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.

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The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Lauren Johnson, manager of the 422 Project and Business Development, has completed the necessary coursework through the Ohio Economic Development Institute to earn the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.

According to the Ohio Economic Development Association, "[t]he Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential is designed to demonstrate the depth and breadth of an individual's knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge to the benefit of their community or organization. The Ohio CED designation also represents the economic development practitioner's commitment to advancing the Ohio economy and elevating the economic development profession."

Over the past two years, Johnson completed the Basic Economic Development Course, as well as training related to real estate development, site selection and development, finance and incentives and business retention and expansion. The training concluded with a yearlong capstone project, presentation and exam.

Johnson's capstone project was the creation of an investment prospectus for the Valley's 15 designated Opportunity Zones. That prospectus was launched publicly on Aug. 5th and may be found HERE.



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