2021 Annual Meeting Awards

Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) gathered over 250 partners, investors, and guests at Cedar Point’s Lakeside Pavilion to celebrate the extraordinary growth and development of Erie County over the past year. Each year, ECEDC acknowledges the...

Welcome, Makenna Fisher!

We are pleased to welcome Makenna Fisher as the new Manager of Business Services & Communication for Firelands Forward! Fisher joins our team with a focus on connecting local employers to these projects and other strategies to improve their workforce development...

Getting Excited for YP Week 2021

So you’ve heard about Young Professionals Week on the North Coast. Interested in learning more? Read on to hear from past attendees about what they are most excited for this year! “After what’s proven to be a long, arduous pandemic, I am thrilled to be able to network...

Ottawa County Joins Firelands Forward

Ottawa County officially joined Firelands Forward of North Central Ohio, becoming the third county to align with the Workforce Development Initiative dedicated to driving regional community growth and prosperity. Developed by a group of private and public leaders in...

In-Demand Jobs Week

Recapping: In-Demand Jobs Week May 3rd – 7th was In-Demand Jobs Week 2021 – check out the highlights with us! OhioMeansJobs partners across the state came together May 3rd – 7th to connect talent to fast growing and in demand fields. First up was an...

Save the date – YP Week is back!

Young Professionals Week on the North Coast Save the date – YP Week is back! This summer, July 27th through August 1st, we will be taking in the best of the North Coast with the best of company – North Coast Young Professionals.  Many details to follow!...

Vision, Energy, and Opportunities

“Working on our Workforce” “Workforce. It is a big, hairy, messy word that will mean something different to everyone, but it is who we are.” Words by Firelands Forward Director, Alex Jones, in his Local Voices column for the Sandusky Register....

Senior JumpStart Coverage

Read About Us in the Norwalk Reflector In this article from March 22, the Norwalk Reflector covers our inaugural Senior JumpStart career awareness event. Read about the 350+ area students and 40+ business representatives that connected on our region’s...