What Is NORED?
13 Counties - One Voice
Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED) is a non-profit association of economic development practitioners and partners spanning 13 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, Erie, 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 and impacting 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
Ford Weber, President
Hans Rosebrock, Vice President/President-Elect
Diamond Zimmerman, Secretary
Jerry Hayes, Treasurer
Kay E. Reiter, Past President
Jerry Arkebauer, Administrator