Sustaining Economic Growth in Southeast Ohio

In the ever-evolving economic landscape of 2023, Ohio stood out as a beacon of resilience, innovation, and strategic growth, ranking #2 in the U.S. for announced deals. This year, JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development corporation, met the challenges head-on and achieved remarkable economic and community development milestones. JobsOhio’s 2023 journey has created sustainable job […]

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Micro Machine Works, Inc. Grows Impact in Washington County

In January of 2023, Micro Machine Works, Inc. announced plans to expand its business in Washington County, Ohio. With an investment of over $650,000, the company purchased new equipment to increase its capabilities. This investment was supported by a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant of $40,000. Micro Machine Works is a veteran-owned company founded in 1992 that […]

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Pap’s Hilltop Distillery Expands Operations in Bainbridge, Ohio

Pap’s Hilltop Distillery, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development, today announced plans to invest $494,000 to expand its operations in Bainbridge, Ohio, creating three new jobs. The family and woman-owned micro-distillery crafts small-batch, double-distilled spirits in copper pot stills and produces over a dozen variations […]

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Amanda Sutphin Joins OhioSE Team as Regional Talent Coordinator

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) announced today Amanda Sutphin as its new Regional Talent Coordinator, effective Monday, December 4. Sutphin is an experienced public service professional who has served the Corporation of Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) and Washington County Department of Job and Family Services for a combined 21 years. During her time at COAD, […]

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JobsOhio Program Assists 22 Underrepresented Communities and Businesses in Southeast Ohio

So far in 2023, 22 companies in Southeast Ohio have utilized the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant to fuel business growth, creating 124 jobs and leveraging over $10 million in fixed capital investment across the region. The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant was developed to assist eligible businesses in designated distressed communities and/or owned by underrepresented populations across the […]

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Sewah Studios Announces Expansion in Marietta, Ohio

Sewah Studios Inc., America’s leading manufacturer of cast aluminum roadside historic markers, announced today plans to invest nearly $500,000 to expand its facility in Marietta, Ohio, creating five new jobs. Founded in 1927 by E.M. Hawes, the small sign business began in an old organ factory. Hawes (the reverse spelling of which is Sewah) wanted […]

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Objective Reality VR Expands Operations in Chillicothe, Ohio

Objective Reality Games LLC in Chillicothe, Ohio has announced plans to expand the application of its augmented reality software for industrial applications and training programs through Objective Reality VR. Objective Reality VR is a virtual and augmented reality development studio designed by experienced professionals in educational gamification. Taking what they’ve learned through traditional VR and […]

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Riffle Machine Works, Inc. Plans to Expand Ross County Operation

Riffle Machine Works, Inc., one of the largest manufacturing employers in Ross County, has announced plans for an expansion project at its location near Chillicothe, Ohio. Founded in 1980, Riffle Machine Works, Inc. is a primary sequenced components supplier to several major truck manufacturers. The company is one of four manufacturing support services (MSS) companies […]

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City of Athens Celebrates Historic Investment in Athens Armory

A downtown Athens revitalization project designed to foster small business and economic development growth was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today. The City of Athens, in partnership with JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), the Athens City Community Improvement Corporation, and the Athens County Economic Development Council, announced the historic […]

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