Due to its close proximity to two higher education institutions, Athens has a highly skilled workforce in both technology and advanced services industries.

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Athens is easily accessible by road, river, rail and aviation. It is situated between larger urban centers of Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Charleston, which creates substantial economic opportunities.

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Whether you are looking to expand a current business, or a start a new business, Athens is ripe with business opportunities and resources.

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Whether you are an established business looking to grow, a startup seeking funding, or an entrepreneur with a great new idea, the ACEDC is here to help. We foster economic growth through strategic partnerships, business resources, professional development, and more.

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Brad Weidner

Brad Weidner

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Ashley Rattanasengchanh

Ashley Rattanasengchanh

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Sara Marrs-Maxfield

Sara Marrs-Maxfield

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