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August, 10 2021

Grant Funding for Four Small Business Grant program STILL AVAILABLE

Millions of dollars remain available for four new grant programs that target small businesses–which are the businesses hardest hit by the pandemic. The Ohio Department of Development is administering the grants. To apply, businesses can visit the For Businesses section at The site includes documents for each grant program’s terms and conditions, fact sheet, […]

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August, 09 2021

2021 TechCred Applications Next Round Now Open (August 1st)

The EDC would like to share that the Ohio TechCred program has launched another round of its 2021 application. It opened on August 1st and will close on August 31st! If you’re not familiar with TechCred, it’s a program that gives employers the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-driven world. Employers […]

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August 2021 Lunch and Learn: Get to Know MBAC

The EDC is excited to announce that the August 2021 EDG Lunch and Learn presenter will be Cathy Armstrong of the Minority Business Assistance Center of Columbus (MBAC)! MBAC’s challenge is to get to know who and where their clients are. At MBAC, they want to reach out to new clients to help process certifications and […]

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August, 02 2021

Area politicians, organizers speak at event celebrating Bailey’s Trail investment

July 30, 2021 By Alex Hulvalchick Messenger Editor, the Athens Messenger   Politicians, local residents and representatives from the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia celebrated the state’s recent $2 million investment in the trail’s expansion at the Dover Head of the Bailey’s Trail System on Thursday. Once completed, the project will encompass 88 miles of […]

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July, 29 2021

Milo’s Whole World Gourmet Growing in Athens County

July 29, 2021 By OhioSE Milo’s Whole World Gourmet, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Athens County Economic Development Council (ACEDC), today announced it will invest at least $450,000 to upgrade its facility and purchase new machinery and production equipment. For almost 20 years, the wide variety of specialty foods […]

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July, 26 2021

Next TechCred Application Round Opens August 1st

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced that the 10th application period for TechCred will open Aug. 1 and close on Aug. 31. “The TechCred program continues to help individuals earn new skills that give them more job security and greater earning potential,” Lt. Governor Husted […]

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July, 19 2021

Funds Doubled for Small Business Grant Programs

See below excerpts from a press release from the Office of the Governor: “(COLUMBUS) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today reminded Ohio business owners that grants are available through the Ohio Department of Development (Development) to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of $310 million is […]

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July, 14 2021

OhioHealth Announces LeeAnn Helber as O’Bleness Hospital President

OhioHealth announces LeeAnn Helber as O’Bleness Hospital president Athens, Ohio — OhioHealth announced today that LeeAnn Helber has been selected as the new president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. Though a national search was conducted, Helber was an internal candidate for the role. She has served since 2013 as OhioHealth’s senior director of regional system development, […]

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July, 13 2021

Interactive Broadband Mapping Tool Unveiled by the Reid Consulting Group

The Reid Consulting Group in partnership with the Broadband Advisory Committee of Athens County, Ohio recently unveiled their Interactive Mapping tool which demonstrates the true disparities in broadband access not only in Appalachian Southeast Ohio, but also the entire state. Read the release and visit the mapping tool below: “The Ohio Broadband Availability map, developed […]

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July, 12 2021

Industrial Park Spec Buildings

The Bill Theisen Industrial Park west of The Plains offers excellent expansion opportunities to new and growing companies in Athens County. Within the Industrial Park, the Athens County Port Authority owns parcels P010010000118 and P010010000119.  The Port Authority is working with the engineering firm of Burgess & Niple, Inc. to construct on these parcels a […]

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