What Is NORED?

12 Counties - One Voice

Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED) is a non-profit association of economic development practitioners and partners spanning 12 counties throughout Northwest Ohio.  It is a forum for the exchange of information among its members and others aimed at increasing job opportunities and improving the quality of life throughout the region.  NORED provides professional development programs for its members, advocates for legislative changes to enhance economic development, and implements programs to market the benefits of locating in Northwest Ohio.

Since 1988 NORED has been assisting the business growth of Northwest Ohio.  The charter members of NORED include Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood Counties. At large board membership also includes private sector and public sector representatives with a stake in the economy of Northwest Ohio. The association has been very effective in developing a unified voice among its members to affect decisions in Columbus and in Washington D.C.

Benefits of Membership

Leadership in economic development
Branding in a world-wide marketplace
Opportunity for professional and personal success
Advocacy in Columbus and Washington for your voice
Connections to the region’s political and business leaders
Access to the right information

Officers and Staff

Jerry Zielke, President

Ph: 419-399-8282
Email: pced63director@gmail.com

Jessica Sattler, Vice President/President-Elect
Ph:  419-530-6164
Email: jessica.sattler@utoledo.edu

Matt Gilroy, Secretary
419-337-9270

Jerry Hayes, Treasurer
Ph: 419-784-4471
Email: defecon@defnet.com

Hans Rosebrock, Past President
Ph: 419-249-5230
Email: hdrosebrock@firstenergycorp.com

Will Burns, Administrator
Ph: 419-372-9421
Email: wburns@bgsu.edu