ACEDC Partners

The Athens County Economic Development Council has a strong network of partners throughout Southeast Ohio, and we strive to work collaboratively on initiatives aimed at improving our local and regional economies. Our partners include:

OhioHealth O’Bleness

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio, is Southeast Ohio’s leading healthcare service provider. They deliver quality care in a safe and compassionate environment. Their medical staff includes specialists who offer a wide range of outpatient services, surgical procedures, treatment options, and therapies. They have deep roots in the community and an even deeper commitment to meeting the needs of those we serve. 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

Athens County

The Athens County Commissioners have long been involved with the ACEDC on economic development projects as an Institutional partner, and have the power to grant tax abatements and incentives for business expansion and attraction efforts. For more information, visit 

Ohio University

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

Athens Township Trustees

The Athens Township Trustees are Affiliate partners of the ACEDC. Learn more about Athens Township at


Our Regional Partners

JobsOhio is a private, not-for-profit corporation that works on state-wide promoting and assisting efforts related to business attraction, retention, and expansion within Ohio. The ACEDC 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.
OhioSE is a private non-profit economic development corporation that works with companies to facilitate growth, capital investment, and job creation throughout Southern, Eastern, and Southeastern Ohio. We meet quarterly with a number of OhioSE regional development entities to discuss best practices and areas for improvement.
Buckeye Hills Regional Council 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.            



Our Local Partners