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To enhance the economic environment in the Washington County, Ohio region through leadership and collaborative, innovative partnerships to retain existing jobs, recruit new companies and redevelop sites in order to provide a growing, vibrant economy.

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Why The Mid-Ohio Valley

Widely recognized as a world leader in plastics and polymer production, the region boasts skilled labor, great proximity to established and emerging markets, and the quality of life markers that other communities envy. See what sets us apart.

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Director's Blog

Marietta City Schools Levy Conversations

For those who have been following Marietta City Schools is proposing a $55 million dollar bond levy that would shift our education and workforce development landscape on its head. Read more about that here. The folks who are working on the Bond Levy messaging are having a series of conversations with the public and we […]

**Update**What’s good for our neighbor is good for us

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2019/08/hino-announces-40m-investment-250-new-jobs/ Hino Motors, the Japanese Truck Manufacturer, who first came to Wood County back in 2007, is expanding, and doing so in a big way. Company leaders announced a plan to invest an additional $40 million and create another 250 jobs here. Hino spent $60 million turning the 1 million square foot former Coldwater Creek […]

Why we would support Economic Development Planning in Belpre?

Our Board of Directors will vote next week whether or not to co-sponsor the financing and creation of an Belpre Economic Development Plan. The question I have been asked most regarding the proposal is, “Why does Belpre need an economic development plan to begin with?” Simply put, ┬áthe city’s aims for plan draft and execution […]

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