Harrison County has first full-time Director of Economic Development

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – Officials in Harrison County introduced the county’s first Director of Economic Development on Wednesday.

Nicholas Homrighausen has been on the job for about a week. “I think we hit the jackpot in getting him,” Harrison County Commissioner Bill Host said. “He’s got a real good background and education in economic development and marketing.”

Homrighausen said what the position is involves having a centralized location for business and commerce in the county where he’s the main contact. He will work with the commissioners and the Community Improvement Corporation to spearhead development in the county.

“It’s to help this county grow to its best potential,” Homrighausen said, “which I think has been lacking for some time because there’s not been a dedicated full-time position to help with that.” Homrighausen will be a resource for new and existing businesses. One of his first goals is to compile a list of available properties in the county. He also wants to update the county’s website. “We felt he came in with the best credentials,” Host said. “Omega, out of Cambridge, helped with that process also. So hopefully it will work out good for the county.” “I’m very elated about it and humbled that they have those thoughts with me,” Homrighausen said. “And I’m just excited to get started and work with them.” Homrighausen’s office will be at the Government Center on North Main Street in Cadiz.