Sunday, July 14, 2013

New economic development initiative announced for Southern Ohio region

By Matt Lucas News Watchman Staff Writer

Economic development and government leaders gathered at the OSU Endeavor Center in Piketon on Friday to announce the formation of a new economic development group for the region.

The Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO), which will represent Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Jackson counties, will promote economic development in the area and has received a $126,000 capital commitment contribution from the Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Community Commitment Fund.

“We will be marketing the assets of the four counties as one economic region to create jobs and new wealth,” said Chris Manegold, who is serving as spokesman for the group. “Our goal is to position southern Ohio as the location of choice for resident companies to prosper as well as for prospective new companies to pursue their growth objectives. More here.

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