Belmont County
Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)  

Our Services:
If you are a business located in or relocating to Belmont County then the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)  is located in the Belmont County seat of  St.Clairsville, and is your prime point of contact for regional economic development. We invite you to visit our Main Street office on the Historic National Road, as well as our website. If you have any questions please call or contact us.

Contact Information:
Sue Douglass
Phone:tel/877-695-9678     fax/ 740-695-1536
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Carroll County
 Chamber of Commerce


Our Services:
The Chamber gathers statistics, prints brochures, visits new businesses, answers inquiries and advertises what a great place Carroll County is to work, live, and enjoy life. To accomplish this goal the chamber acts as a catalyst for business professionals to work together for the common good of the community. A better community means better business conditions for everyone. The chamber does whatever is necessary to keep the area's economic development at a high level where businesses find it profitable to operate. We represent and promote the area's self-image in economy, and encourage industry investments to broaden our county tax base, and provide employment and opportunities for our residents. Chambers of late are increasingly involved in non-commercial ventures as well: that is, education, environment, government, and cultural and social concerns. They have become a viable force in seeking solution to today's social and socioeconomic problems and influence national, state, and local legislation, which effect businesses. Only by succeeding in these fundamental goals can we provide the jobs that produce the means to enjoy the standards of government, education, culture, and charitable institutions we aspire to.


Contact Information:
Amy Rutledge
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 277
61 North Lisbon Street
Carrollton, Ohio 44615

By Phone 330-627-0103
Toll Free 1-800-956-4684
Fax 330-627-3647
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Coshocton County
Coshocton Port Authority

Who we are:
The CPA is a city and county public agency created by political subdivisions under Ohio Revised Code Section 4582 to support efforts that lead to job creation and retention in Coshocton County.

The CPA’s focus includes supporting and advocating local, state, and federal public policies that positively impact economic growth. The scope of its services includes efforts that have a positive effect on job creation and retention, workforce development, education, transportation and health care for the residents of Coshocton County.

The State of Ohio's port authorities have special status that allows them to contribute to large-scale economic development projects through both public and private financing.

Ohio law provides for port authorities to construct facilities, issue bonds, make loans, and sell or buy real and personal property. Port authorities also possess many powers similar to other local governments in Ohio.

Contact Information:
Dorothy Skowrunski Executive Director
106 South Fourth Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-7005
Email: dskowrunski



Guernesy County
Chamber of Commerce

Our Services
• Provides programs to keep money local
• Heightens consumer awareness of member businesses
• Increases traffic flow into member businesses
• Provides the ultimate business network to increase referrals
• Designs and implements opportunities to showcase businesses and local commerce
• Maximizes local talent for local workforce
• Develops leaders in the community
• Connects business leaders to share best practices
• Prepare youth to develop leadership skills and better understand how the  community works
• Further interests of businesses in Southeastern Ohio
• Support, encourage, and cheerlead entrepreneurs and small businesses
• Embrace and promote our exceptional quality of life

The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to business associations  that foster collaboration with business members, city and county governments,  educational systems, and the healthcare community


Contact Information
    Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
    607 Wheeling Ave.
    Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Phone: (740) 439-6688 Fax: (740) 439-6689
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Harrison County
Harrison County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Who we are:
The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce works for the community to improve the community. The Chamber attracts new businesses to the area that help to provide jobs for the local residents. Also the Chamber of Commerce takes an active role in the community at large. The Chamber hosted the 1st Annual Home and Craft Show, which provides an opportunity for everyone with a product to come and sell it to the public.

They also co-sponsored a class with Belmont Technical College called How to Start a Business. In order to let the residents see how local businesses work, the Chamber offers a program called Business After Hours. This program allows for people from the community to go into a business after it has closed to get a feel for what goes on there. The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce has also set up Workman Compensation for local businesses.

Contact Information:
Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce
37840 Cadiz-Dennison Road
Cadiz, Ohio 43907

Phone: (740) 942-3350
Fax: (740) 942-0009
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Jefferson County
Progress Alliance

Who We Are
Progress Alliance
, an economic development partnership between Jefferson County, the City of Steubenville and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, makes it easy for businesses to locate and expand in the Steubenville-Jefferson County Area.
A public-private partnership, Progress Alliance was established in 1996 to spark and coordinate economic development activity in Jefferson County, Ohio. It is a program of the Community Improvement Corporation of the Steubenville, Ohio, Area, a 501c(6) non-profit development organization founded in 1963.
The business community in Jefferson County has been a big supporter of these efforts. Private donors have contributed more than 1 million to support Progress Alliance and economic development in Jefferson County.

Contact Information:
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Ruth Casey
, RLF Administrator

Progress Alliance
630 Market Street
P.O. Box 187
Steubenville, OH 43952
: (740) 283-2476
Fax: (740) 283-2607


Monroe County
Small Business Development Center

Who we are

The Small Business Development Center provides a full range of business consulting services for existing and new small businesses. Services are provided in one-on-one counseling sessions and group seminars. A sample of our services is provided below - if you have a need that is not listed, feel free to contact our office for additional assistance.

Business Essentials
Business Plan Development Provide assistance and guidance to help new and growing businesses develop and write business plans that get results.
Market Research and Training Research market potential and train entrepreneurs to do this research to enhance competitive advantage.
Marketing Review Review marketing plans developed by entrepreneurs and provide suggestions.
Recordkeeping Assistance Provide advice and guidance regarding recordkeeping standards for all aspects of business.
Resource Referrals Help finding myriad resources for your business, from Web development to regulation compliance to building a management team.

Financial Assistance
Cash Flow Training Train entrepreneurs to manage cash flow in their businesses.
Finding Finance Sources Provide advice and referrals to the right loan or loan fund for your business
Loan Application Assistance Assist in completing loan applications for a variety of financing sources from banks to revolving loan funds.
Financial Projections Develop financial projections (pro formas) for new and existing businesses

Government Contracts Through our partner organization, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, help identifying, bidding on and landing government contracts.
B.O.S.S. – Basis of a Successful Start This unique course—available at various locations and on-line—gives you all the basics you need to start building a business.

Contact Information
Monroe County SBDC
308 Front Street Marietta,
Ohio 45750 Phone: (740) 373-5150
Fax: (740) 373-2984

Director: Pamela Lankford
Phone: (740) 373-5150
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Morgan County
Morgan County, County Improvment Corporation

Morgan County, Ohio.  A new place for entrepreneurs

Morgan County provides a viable atmosphere for new businesses to bloom.  Find out what we’re doing to give budding entrepreneurs a new, exciting place to grow their ideas, inspirations and futures as independent business persons. Our relaxed, slow-paced atmosphere is a perfect tonic for the dog-eat-dog world of big business.

Come and explore your opportunities in our new EEZ Enterprise Zone where your dreams can turn into the successful business you’ve been dreaming about. Find out all about our EEZ Enterprise Zone by clicking on the link to your right.

And, we have traditional businesses that have found small-town life a great place to do business, too. Click on our Building and Site link above to find out more!

Contact Information
Morgan County Commissioner's Office
Shannon Wells
155 East Main Street
Room 205 McConnelsville, OH 43756
Tel: 740-962-1322
Fax: 740-962-2014
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Ohio State University Extension Educator for Community Development,
Mike Lloyd
Room 150,
Court House,
Caldwell, OH  43724
Phone: 740-732-5681
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Noble County
Ohio State University Extension, Noble County


Our Services:
We operate a small business microloan program for Noble County businesses, administer the county’s Enterprise Zone abatement  program, maintain the building  and site inventory for the county, and work with existing businesses in the county

Contact Information:
Mike Lloyd Room 150,
Court House,
Caldwell, OH  43724
Phone: 740-732-5681
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