The Athens County Economic Development Council has a strong network or partners throughout Southeast Ohio, and we strive to work collaboratively on initiatives aimed at improving our local and regional economies. Our partners include:
Community Improvement Corporation of Ohio
|The CIC is committed to promoting and fostering economic development in Athens County. The Athens CIC is interested in providing gap financing assistance to projects that have public value such as significant job creation. Learn more here.|
Athens County Port Authority
|The charge of the Athens County Port Authority is to lead Athens County into a new era of economic development by encouraging residential, commercial, recreational, industrial, research and distribution economic development projects throughout Athens County. Learn more here.|
The City of Athens
|The City of Athens and the ACEDC often work together on many initiatives to grow our local economy, and the mayor serves as one of the ACEDC board members. For more information, visit the City of Athens website at http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/|
|The Athens County Commissioners have long been involved with the ACEDC on economic development projects as an Institutional partner, and the power to grant tax abatements and incentives for business expansion and attraction efforts. For more information, visit http://www.co.athensoh.org/|
|As an educational hub throughout the county and region, the ACEDC works closely with Institutional partner Ohio University on a variety of community and economic development initiatives. Learn more at https://www.ohio.edu/|
Athens Township Trustees
|The Athens Township Trustees are Affiliate partners of the ACEDC. Learn more about Athens Township at http://athenstwp.com/|
Our Regional Partners
|JobsOhio is a private, not-for-profit corporation that works state-wide promoting and assisting efforts related to business attraction, retention and expansion within Ohio. Business Remixed works with JobsOhio’s Site Selection tool to market properties to interested prospects in efforts to improve the county’s business economy and create more jobs.
|The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) serves as the entry point for the Southeast JobsOhio Region. APEG focuses on creating long term strategies and initiatives to serve the regional economy of Southeast Ohio. We meet quarterly with a number of APEG region development entities to discuss best practices and areas for improvement.
|Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District helps local communities work cooperatively to improve the region. A voluntary organization of local government political subdivisions, Buckeye Hills serves eight counties securing financial resources to translate ideas into action.|