Our Mission

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.

Sites & Buildings

From a 1000 acre property with river access to a small downtown storefront, the Port Authority Sites and Buildings Site Selector Tool and Property Showcase feature area properties to host your business.

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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

The wave of Priority Based Budgeting is coming

As a former local gov. staffer in NC and a degree holder in public administration, I can hardly contain my excitement at the prospect of priority based budgeting taking root here in Ohio. That may sound like peak nerdery, but let me explain why. Ever wonder where and why your county or city spent money […]

JobsOhio 2018 Annual Report and 2019 Plan

For those unaware, JobsOhio is the economic development arm of our great state. JobsOhio is the mechanism for grant allocation and business assistance via the state liquor taxes. APEG is our regional partner and includes 20+ counties that makeup Southeastern and Southern Ohio. Each year a report of the great successes of the organization is […]

When the results of the survey don’t “feel” right?

I read an article in the paper this week where one of our local elected leaders indicated there was some discrepancy between the results of a recent survey and the response they had personally experienced. What the councilor was expressing is a concern for survey error………but also their own bias in which responses are most […]

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