Port Authority Embracing Changing Times, Moves back Downtown

For the past 3 months, the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority has lived and breathed change for the better. Last month we rolled out a new and improved website, one with a community focused property showcase page and site selection tool, better calendar and social media ties, refreshed photography, and information for startup, expanding, and relocating […]

What do we mean when we say “Quality of Life Markers”?

We talk quite a bit about trying to improve the quality of life for citizens in our community. Just as the term “economic development” elicits a myriad of opinions and theories, the term “quality of life” is equally distributed. For the sake of discussion, I wanted to give readers an idea of what the Port […]

Questions I hear repeatedly…….Why don’t we have a Target or a Trader Joe’s?

In case you ever asked yourself that same question, I am going to help you understand why we don’t have a Target or Whole Foods Presence in our region…….Yet. Companies are looking to make money, they know their clientele, and they know what metrics to look for when building new locations. Recently I came across […]

Out of Region Commuters………………what does that even mean?

Do you know someone who lives the the MOV yet commutes over an hour a day to work? I do. Those that I know work predominately in the oil and gas sector and often drive to Pittsburgh, Zanesville, Cleveland to do so. A recent study by APEG JobsOhio illustrated that in our county roughly 9-14% […]

One week of new site, lots of changes……………

We have had a tremendous response to our new website roll out. Our slow roll out over the last two weeks has allowed us to see the organic reach of our new website. We haven’t done much in terms of promotion yet and still the results are encouraging. Some statistics of note: Our average time […]