Summit Attendees Small Group Deliberative Discussion Outcomes


Take Part in Regional Action!

Check out the 2017 Summit Outcome Summary for detailed information on the discussions to improve skilled workforce development.




Become Part of an Issue Action Group!

Click on Issue Action Group Tab to read the Summary of the 12 Small Group Deliberative Discussion Outcomes.


JD Vance, Best-Selling Author from Middletown, Discusses the Challenges Facing Many Displaced Workers

Click on the link below to play the video of his comments.


2017 Summit Speakers and Registration

J.D. Vance Luncheon Keynote Speaker

The 2017 Think Regional Summit features J.D. Vance, a Middletown, Ohio native and a best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy, as keynote speaker. J.D. will speak to the challenges of building a stronger workforce via programs that seek to help workers displaced from traditional manufacturing an/or mining jobs. 

Our Mission and Region

Think Regional is about linking existing growth and development programs across the 15 counties in Southwest Ohio for Collaborative Action. We believe that Economic Investment in any area benefits Economic Growth in all areas. Click on the photo to get involved!

Phil DeVol Presenter

Phil DeVol is a co-author of the Bridges Out of Poverty, a framework for helping communities successfully reduce poverty. Phil will speak about successful models to: (a) move individuals to self-sufficiency; (b) reduce social costs of poverty; and (c) strengthen educational attainment and job skills,


Growth Through Collaboration

Working to Help Increase Economic Growth, Create More High-Paying Jobs and Improve the Quality of Life Across Southwest Ohio!

Think Regional! believes that we can attract and retain more investment by collaboration across our region instead of competing in geographic silos.  This will result in more economic development and job growth and a better quality of life for all areas across our region.  Our last Think Regional Summit Day was on April 28, 2017 and focused on the need for better results in Skilled Workforce Development. Details of the panels and small group deliberative discussions are at the Events and Issue Action Group pages.  You can join our next Issue Action Group work sessions on June 30, 2017 to help us make progress on this and our other 5 Key Issues, to discuss near term actions to help us realize these goals. Details are also on the Events page.  Plan to come and help make a difference in our region!

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