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Building a Strong Foundation in Southeast Ohio

JobsOhio just announced record project and job creation results for 2021. As the regional JobsOhio network partner, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) also experienced near record results. We assisted 46 company expansions and new locations in 2021. Those companies will create 1,340 new, quality jobs and invest over $352 million in fixed assets.   These milestones are […]

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Engineered Profiles, LLC, Announces Expansion into Lawrence County, Ohio

Engineered Profiles, LLC, an industry leader in custom plastic extrusion solutions, announced expansion plans with the addition of a production facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The company will invest $4 million to retrofit the former DOW Chemical Styrofoam plant located in Ironton, Ohio, a part of the Southern Ohio Industrial District. Their investment will include […]

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Oil & Gas Investment in Southeast Ohio

Cleveland State University recently updated its semi-annual Shale Investment Dashboard.  The report shows that from 2011 to through 2020, $92.9 billion dollars has been spent in Ohio tied to the upstream (leasing and drilling), midstream (pipelines and processing) and downstream (power plants and petrochemical manufacturing) developments across Ohio.   For 10 years, the Utica Shale, more […]

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Seal-Tite® Of Hillsboro Announces Investment, Addition of 80 New Jobs

Seal-Tite, a leading manufacturer of galvanized steel air distribution systems, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Highland County Economic Development today announced it is investing in retooling and software to meet increased demand from customers. The investment will result in the creation of 80 new jobs.  “Seal-Tite is proud to partner […]

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Rural King to Bring North American Import and Expand Operations in Waverly, Ohio

Rural King, ‘America’s Farm and Home Store’, based in Mattoon, Illinois, today announced plans to expand current operations in southern Ohio, alongside JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), the Ohio Development Services Agency, and Pike County Economic & Community Development. The family-owned business will invest more than $33 million to purchase and renovate the Jackson […]

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Scioto County Economic Development Office, Southern Ohio Port Authority, and Scioto County Board of Commissioners Break Ground at S.O.A.R. Business Park

The Scioto County Board of Commissioners, Scioto County Economic Development Office, Southern Ohio Port Authority, JobsOhio, and Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) celebrated the groundbreaking of the first spec building at the Southern Ohio Aeronautical Regional (S.O.A.R.) Business Park on Friday, September 24. Attendance at the ceremony included representatives from the Ohio Valley Regional Development […]

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Ridge Corporation Announces $11 Million Investment in Muskingum County

Ridge Corporation, an Ohio based manufacturer of thermoplastic materials, in collaboration with JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, has announced it is investing at least $11 million to expand its production facility in Muskingum County, pending approval of state and local assistance. “We know […]

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Village of Glouster Seeing New Investment and Revitalization

The Village of Glouster in Athens County is seeing a surge of new investment and downtown revitalization thanks to the work of local business and community leaders. Dirty Girl Coffee, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Athens County Economic Development Council (ACEDC), has announced the company is investing at least […]

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Amelia Gray Skin Care and Cosmetics of Portsmouth Announces Expansion, Creation of Three New Jobs

Amelia Gray Skin Care and Cosmetics, a locally owned and operated business in Portsmouth, Ohio today announced expansion plans and the creation of three new jobs. Founded in 2015, the woman-owned business provides estheticians on-staff with expertise in personalized custom skincare routines and makeup. Amelia Gray’s staff experience and curation abilities help them stand above […]

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Appalachian Community Capital Receives $1.5 M Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission

Appalachian Community Capital today announced receipt of a $1,500,000 technical assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help bring investment into Central Appalachian communities in five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is a lead partner in Opportunity Appalachia, an initiative designed to provide targeted […]

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