Business and Financial Operations

The Athens County area is rich in the business and financial operations industry–due in large part to Ohio University’s presence in the county. According to our 2020 Strategic Plan, the wages for this industry sector has continuously increased since our 2016 strategic plan and continues to grow!


Ohio University College of Business

Ohio University’s College of Business trains students to be successful in the business industry and fosters a space of mentorship and inclusion with Athens County local businesses.


The Ohio University Innovation Center

The Ohio University Innovation Center has an amazing track record of assisting local start-ups in the technology and biomedical industries in their formative years which allows them to graduate into a full-fledge successful business. Success stories include: OsteoDx, Equilibrium Solar, Stirling Ultracold Global Cooling, amongst many many others!


Business Organizations

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has created and fostered a sense of inclusiveness and support for small businesses throughout Athens County. Truly ensuring that professionals of all ages can enjoy a place to work and live with many financial operations businesses calling Athens County home.