So you are gonna be an economic developer?
To make a play on the title of Andy’s final blog post as Executive Director, this is a question I’ve asked myself several times over the last month; my first […]
Industry Sector Partnership Dollars Ready for those who collaborate
There’s more grant and loan dollars floating around for workforce assistance than at any time in the history of our state. Many of these programs struggle to deploy those dollars […]
Ohio Maritime Assistance Program Provides Unique Opportunity for River Terminals/Ports
The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced finalization of the $23 million dollar grant program for eligible Port Authorities (see below) The port authority owns an active marine cargo terminal […]
Business Retention and Expansion Visits for 2020
Business Retention & Expansion Meeting (BRE) Purpose and Agenda 2020 Last year we conducted 20+ in-person Business visits. These visits are what ultimately informs most of our data about local […]
Port Authority Announces New Board Member, Officers Slate for 2020
For Immediate Release: MARIETTA, OH- The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority announces the appointment of Dr. Anthony Huffman to its Board of Directors, as well as approval of its slate of […]
The Next Step
Many of you now know something needs to be done, but what? If we are genuine in pursuit of business expansion we must begin planning and construction of a large […]
What’s the problem, whose responsibility, Can they address it?
I ask this because as a project manager of sorts I spend a bulk of my day addressing problems, both ones I inherited and some I created. We are patterned […]
So the MCS levy failed, now what?
Voters have spoken, albeit a few of them….42% participation in qualifying precincts, not bad. Not awesome.Presidential elections get 60 to 68% participation rate on average. So what is plan B? […]
Rural Industrial Park Loan? The last for a long time?
I testified a few months back on behalf of our county seeking continued funding of the Rural Industrial Park Loan Program. It was the mechanism for our construction of the […]
Ideas for old school buildings?
One of the conversations that has emerged in post of new school construction in the Warren Local School district and possibly Marietta City Schools. There are all sorts of options […]