Southeast Ohio

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  • Main Street Communities

    Twenty-five expansive counties gently hug the Ohio River from the State’s southwest border to the northeast corner, where Ohioans who want a self-paced lifestyle make their homes. Explore the unique communities of Southeast Ohio, including Chillicothe’s Old Capital District, Historic Downtown Marietta, Boneyfiddle and surrounding downtown Portsmouth, rustic Millersburg, the quaint streets of Cambridge, Roscoe Village, Zanesville and more – each steeped in rich history and charm.

  • Arts & Culture

    World-class artists love the simple life. Sculptors, musicians, printmakers, potters, and painters draw inspiration from the calming beauty of Southeast Ohio. The region is rich in festivals, art shows, and Earthworks, with murals and museums drawing fans from around Ohio and across the nation. With space to stretch and room to breathe, the people of Southeast Ohio are free to create, appreciate, and support community arts in unique and unforgettable ways.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    The Ohio Southeast boasts untouched landscapes and adventure for all. The beauty of Wayne National Forest makes way for trail systems, pump tracks, and bikeways, as well as lakes, camping, and water conservation districts. Hide away in a cabin in the woods or explore the all-four-seasons glory of Hocking Hills State Park, one of 15 state parks in the region. You’re sure to refresh and reset in Southeast Ohio’s great outdoors.

  • Local Flavor

    Award-winning restaurants, microbreweries, distilleries, and farm-to-table destinations await you in Southeast Ohio. You’ll find Amish-style comfort food, fresh cheeses and delicatessen, and deliciously crafted culinary delights worthy of coastal culture but reserved for Ohio’s own. From bakeries to breweries, taverns to estate dining, there’s something for every taste. Grab a cold craft beer at Jackie O’s, sip a fresh cup of joe at River Roasters Coffee Co., try the Ahi Tuna at Strong & Co., or dabble in distinctive dining at The Barker Estate. Whatever tickles your taste buds.

  • Fun at Festivals

    Southeast Ohioans are festival people! From Ohio Brew Week in Athens, the home of Ohio University, to Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village during the holiday season, you’ll find endless festivities waiting for you. Experience the Nelsonville Music Festival—named one of the Midwest’s best. Take a bite out of life at the Jackson Apple Festival or watch fireworks on the water at the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. Food and fun, music, arts, and more, there’s something fun for every family in every season.

  • Work & Live

    The Ohio Southeast Region employs nearly 500K people in three primary, highly specialized sectors—manufacturing, energy, and agriculture. Our authentic culture and strong work ethic attracts and retains talent from across the nation. If you’re looking for job security, you’ll be happy to know that companies in Southeast Ohio have higher productivity and lower turnover than facilities in other locations. But if you want a big-city job and a small-town home environment, you’re in luck. Nearly 100K more Southeast Ohio residents enjoy a straightforward and beautiful commute into Ohio major metros for work.

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