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We Are OhioSE

It’s official! We are now Ohio Southeast! The APEG organization, along with over 450 stakeholders completed a regional strategic planning process in 2019 that culminated into the SE Ohio Regional Prosperity Plan. We learned many important things throughout this planning process; perhaps most importantly, we explored and discussed the advantages of repositioning the region for business development and attraction purposes. […]

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Spectrum Internet® Launches in Rural Athens County

Charter’s significant investment brings new broadband, mobile, enhanced video and phone services to more than 2,400 homes and businesses COLUMBUS, Ohio – Feb. 7, 2020 – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that following the completion of its all-digital network upgrade, it has launched Spectrum Internet and other service offerings for more than 2,400 homes and […]

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AOMC Holding Quarterly Stakeholder Gathering

Marietta, Ohio: January 28, 2020– The Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition (AOMC) is hosting their first Quarterly Stakeholders’ Gathering on February 4, 2020. Guest speakers include Eric Burkland, President of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, and Lt. Governor Jon Husted. AOMC formed in early 2019 in partnership with The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Grimm Scientific, Miba Bearings US, […]

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Prosperity Plan Update #2

The Prosperity Plan planning phase concluded in April 2019, and the plan was rolled out in June at our first-ever Annual Meetings, but the work is far from complete. Team Leads meet quarterly to provide updates. The progress reported at the second Team Lead Meeting on November 22nd is noted below. Are you interested in helping […]

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APEG President, Mike Jacoby Lauds Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Election to Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission

Nelsonville, Ohio, January 10, 2020—The 25 counties that comprise the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), one of six JobsOhio network partners throughout the state of Ohio, will benefit and gain additional exposure with the recent election of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Economic Development in Appalachian Ohio […]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Named 2020 Appalachian Regional Commission States’ Co-Chair

ARC’s unique federal-state partnership model invested nearly $177 million in Appalachia’s economic development during fiscal year 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2020—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas announced that Appalachia’s 13 governors have elected Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to serve as ARC’s states’ co-chair for 2020. As part of ARC’s federal-state […]

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Ohio Opportunity Zone Tax Credit Program News

The Ohio Opportunity Zone Tax Credit Program provides an incentive for Taxpayers to invest in projects in economically distressed areas known as “Ohio Opportunity Zones”. These Ohio Opportunity Zones are qualified opportunity zones in this state designated by the Federal Statute 26 U.S.C. 1400Z-1. Qualified Taxpayers that have made investments in an Ohio Qualified Opportunity Fund (“Fund”) […]

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Opportunity Appalachia Recognized as a Leading Opportunity Zone Catalyst in New National List

The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson Impact Center and Forbes, have today (December 12, 2019) announced a new list recognizing community organizations and OZ Funds that are committed to achieving equitable economic growth in underserved and overlooked communities throughout the country. We are pleased to announce that Opportunity […]

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