Helping Your Business Thrive

The Athens County Economic Development Council is the champion of business in Southeast Ohio. We are a public-private partnership committed to increasing economic opportunity in Athens County by encouraging entrepreneurship, recruiting new businesses, and helping existing businesses grow and expand. Advocacy is the cornerstone of all we do. We work for you because your success is our success. Prosperous businesses make for happy employees and a booming local economy.

Learn why Athens is a great place to launch your business and thrive:

 


Mission

To be a catalyst for quality jobs and progress in Athens County and throughout the region by creating a seamless network of economic development resources through partnerships with government, business and nonprofit organizations

 

Vision

To be the most respected and prominent agent for positive change in Athens County.

 

Board Members

Mr. Lenny Eliason, Athens County Commissioners

Mr. Hugh Sherman, Athens Community Improvement Corporation

Mr. Steve Patterson, Mayor of Athens

Mr. Jack Bortle, Athens County Port Authority

Mr. Stephen Golding, Ohio University

 

View our 2016 Annual Report

ACEDC 2016 Annual Report