March, 20 2017

Intelligent Community Forum April 6

Would you like to learn about Fiber, Broadband and WiFi in Southeast Ohio? Fundamentally, a smart rural community uses broadband networks to enable applications that the community can leverage for innovative economic development, first-rate education and health care, better government services, more robust public safety and more efficient energy distribution and use. Understanding the use […]

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February, 28 2017

Innovation Center receives highly competitive Global Soft Landing Network designation

This article from Ohio University’s Perspective Magazine highlights the Innovation Center’s recent  recognition as part of the Global Soft Landings Network. Find the complete article below or here.    February 27, 2017 From staff reports The Innovation Center, Ohio University’s business incubator, has been selected by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) to join its Global Soft […]

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February, 22 2017

Athens County Economic Development Council releases new comprehensive strategic plan

Plan has strong emphasis on site development, living wage jobs and business investment    Athens, OH – February 21, 2017 – At its February 15th board meeting, the Athens County Economic Development Council moved to adopt a new comprehensive, county-wide economic development strategic plan that sets goals for site development infrastructure, increasing living wage jobs, […]

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February, 15 2017

Little Fish Brewing Company receives $50,000 loan from ACEDC’s micro revolving loan fund

An article on Little Fish’s micro loan was also features in the Athens Messenger: Money to be used for equipment upgrades and solar panel installation project   Athens, OH, February 13, 2017 – Little Fish Brewing Company owners Sean White and Jimmy Stockwell received a $50,000 check from the Athens County Economic Development Council during […]

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February, 14 2017

Solar company grew from owners’ need, interest

By Kevin Kidder For Columbus CEO Magazine; Taken from the Columbus Dispatch   Michelle and Geoff Greenfield didn’t set out to create a business when they started researching solar power in Ohio at the beginning of the millennium. But what they learned in a quest for solar panels on the house they were building in […]

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January, 25 2017

Lots of Jobs, Not Much Pay

The recent story by The Athens News’ Conor Morris reiterates why it is important not only to have jobs, but to have living wage jobs that support families and increase the economic prosperity of Athens County. Find the complete story below or at  January 18, 2016 By: Conor Morris The Great Recession of 2007-2009 hit […]

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January, 11 2017

OU to meet with potential Ridges developers

Article from Athens News By Conor Morris Ohio University is set to meet today (Jan. 9) with developers who are interested in working with the university on plans to redevelop The Ridges. According to a release from the university, the meeting is merely “informational,” meant to assist potential developers with “understanding the opportunities” in the […]

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November, 14 2016

Award-winning development

December 21, 2016 Here at the Athens County Economic Development Council, we pride ourselves on the diverse mix of industry in our region, and we understand that growing the economy with living-wage jobs improves life for everyone. So we were thrilled to have our work recognized with an award from the Ohio Economic Development Association, […]

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November, 11 2016

Introducing the JobsOhio Research & Development Grant Program

Recently, the JobsOhio Board of Directors approved a new program – the JobsOhio Research & Development (R&D) Grant Program. Authorized with $50 million of initial funding, the R&D Grant Program is intended to extend the breadth and strength of Ohio research and development to help spur innovation and job creation. Read below for a brief overview […]

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November, 08 2016

Athens County’s newest brewery opens in Nelsonville

Athens County’s newest craft beer brewery opened its doors near Nelsonville’s Public Square Saturday. Jason Warren, owner of Multiple Brewing at 82 W. Washington St., said Saturday that he wants to introduce craft beer to Nelsonville while improving the economic climate of the city. His brewery is the third brewery to open in Athens County since […]

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