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Jenny Massie

“I grew up in Jackson, Ohio, and like many of my peers, I wanted to move away and never, ever come back. I headed to Ohio University in Athens and graduated with a degree in advertising management. Shortly after, I married my high school sweetheart, and we relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to begin our professional […]

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John Winnenberg

“Back in 1990, folks here were frustrated because although we were one of the poorest communities or micro-regions in Southeast Ohio, we hardly ever saw any dollars come down to our level to help out. So, we decided we needed our own organization to begin talking about the future instead of just being the poster […]

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Governor DeWine Announces Proposal for Historic Investment in Appalachian Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced details of their proposal to make a long-overdue, comprehensive investment in the Appalachian region of Ohio. The $500 million investment would support local initiatives to revitalize downtown districts, enhance quality of life, and help rebuild the economies of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties.  “The story […]

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New Business Park in Noble County Announces $4.8 Million Investment

Noble County and Crock Construction, in partnership with JobsOhio and Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), today announced an investment of over $4.8 million to develop an industrial park one mile east of I-77 near Caldwell, Ohio, designed to attract logistics, light manufacturing, and oil and gas support industries in the region. The project includes the […]

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Quarter of a Million Dollar Leap into Regenerative Agriculture to Happen This Earth Day

This Earth Day, Kocher Foods International, takes a huge leap into the battle against climate change, by opening Regenerative Mills, a $250,000 flour mill, in an effort to drive market expansion of regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an environmentally friendly growing practice that leads to increased soil fertility, increased water retention and lower carbon emissions, […]

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Larry and Candice Hess

“We both grew up in West Virginia, right across the Ohio River. Being so close to the border, people travel back and forth from West Virginia or to Ohio often. You make friends or you have family close by. Larry went into the Navy and was stationed in Virginia Beach for 10 years. Candice went […]

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W.Britain Toys Announces Expansion of their Chillicothe Operations

On the Mantle, LLC dba W.Britain Toys in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development today announced an investment of over $226,000 to add manufacturing capabilities to the company’s operations in Chillicothe, OH, creating eight new jobs. “Like most businesses in this country, the unforeseen complications of […]

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Four Southeast Ohio Communities Chosen for Prepared Communities Program

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), in partnership with Bricker and Eckler LLP, today announced four communities in Southeast Ohio have been selected to participate in the Prepared Communities Program. Participating communities include Chillicothe in Ross County, Logan in Hocking County, Ironton in Lawrence County, and Athens in Athens County. Facilitated by  Bricker and Eckler LLP, […]

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Appalachian Partnership, Ohio Southeast, and Appalachian Growth Capital Host Annual Meeting, Announce Award Winners

Appalachian Partnership, Inc., (API), Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Appalachian Growth Capital (AGC) held their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th, at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, sharing the impact made across Southeast Ohio in 2021 and celebrating the accomplishments of local economic development partners and regional businesses. API serves as the […]

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Shirley K’s Growing its Manufacturing Operation in Muskingum County

Shirley K’s, LLC, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, today announced it is investing $65,000 in its machinery and equipment to support growth into new markets. Renée Coll and Rob Zachrich bought Shirley K’s in 2020. The business had been focused on manufacturing thermoformed plastic storage […]

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