Northwest Ohio Ag Breakfast Forum #3

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Promise and Potential of Indoor Agriculture

Hans Rosebrock, Manager for Economic Development with First Energy/Toledo Edison will be presenting a review of a presentation of the "Promise and Potential of Indoor Agriculture: Considering the need for electricity in maintaining a stable growing environment."

Come join us for a delicious breakfast, current information on an important section of the Ohio economy, and great networking opportunities.


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Hans Rosebrock

Hans Rosebrock -

Manager, Economic Development & External Affairs, FirstEnergy/Toledo Edison

Hans serves in a dual role with FirstEnergy.  He is responsible for both helping generate industrial growth in Northwest Ohio and providing as a contact for local governments in the eastern portion of FirstEnergy's Toledo Edison service territory, which includes FENOC's Davis-Besse nuclear power station.  With regard to economic development, his activities include assisting industrial customers with electric service information and problem solving related to potential capital investment projects being considered.  These efforts many times include preparing rate studies, electric circuit capacity & reliability data, and engineering solutions.  Hans also gets involved in strategic initiatives such as working with community partners to develop new greenfield and brownfield properties.  As a local external affairs liaison, he provides outreach to local governments in the areas of storm restoration efforts, street lighting, and Davis-Besse plant operations, just to name a few.

Hans has 30-years of experience in the economic development profession.  Earlier in his career, he held positions with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (1990-1993) and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority (1993-1995). He is the past chairman of the Ohio Economic Development Council (2003) and has served on two separate occasions as the president of the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (2004, 2015-16).

Over the course of his career Hans has also authored and co-authored several peer reviewed economic development articles.  These articles and their findings have had citations in several professional and academic journals outside of the economic development profession.  Of particular note were citations in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Journal (2004 – Vol. 71, No. 3) and a book published by the Copenhagen Business School Press entitled Organizing Technologies (2011).

Hans is an honors graduate of the University of Toledo with bachelors (1988) and masters (1991) degrees in geography & urban planning, with specializations in urban economic geography, quantitative research methods, and economic modeling. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (1997).


$10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance if possible.

Make checks payable to CIFT.


The AIF/NOCK is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green, Ohio.