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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

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 […]

As if on queue, we have a speculative utility case on our hands

Letter to Marietta City Council Re 7N Prjt 8-7-19 A project that was theorized back in 2015 or 16, went dormant, and suddenly became the recipient of a significant grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 1.3 million dollar sewer line install miraculously got $975K in grant funding. Awesome right. Well, kind of. […]

We don’t do spec in Washington County. So now what?

Lately i’ve been grappling with the realities of the environment in which I live and work. For the last two years I’ve tried to lead and push our community in the direction I have seen other communities move, and find success. Admittedly, I have not spent much time in struggling/economically stagnant communities, but I ventured […]

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