LOCAL GOVERMENT INNOVATION COUNCIL ANNOUNCES AWARDS
JOBLESS NUMBERS SEEN AS A GOOD SIGN
07 Feb 2015 — The Marietta Times. By Jasmine Rogers
Steadily declining statewide unemployment rates and new claims for unemployment benefits mirror a positive nationwide trend, which was recently punctuated in late January when nationwide weekly unemployment aid applications hit a 15-year low.
While such a pronounced milestone was not achieved in Ohio, the employment outlook is still good statewide, according to Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for Job and Family Services.
Economic planners counting our assets
January 17, 2015 By Jasmine Rogers - The Marietta Times
The promise of lush land and easy travel along the Ohio River is what first drew settlers to the Mid-Ohio Valley more than two centuries ago. Now those same qualities are what economic developers are hoping to pinpoint and highlight as they focus on the river as the area's next big economic engine.
southeastern ohio port authority receives AEP Ohio CEDA grant award for $10,000
The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (SeOPA) was one of 12 Appalachian Ohio economic development organizations to receive a $10,000 grant from AEP Ohio for completing the Community Economic Development Academy (CEDA). The SeOPA CEDA Team included Michele Tipton, Outreach Coordinator and Janet Nelson, Executive Assistant with the Port Authority and Melissa Zoller, Development Specialist with Buckeye Hills Hocking Valley Regional Development District.