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