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Athens County Port Authority receives a large grant to build an industrial facility

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Athens County Port Authority has received a $5 million grant to assist with the construction of an industrial building in The Plains.  The Port Authority plans to build a 60,000-square-foot facility with the goal that it will attract businesses. The grant was from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. JobsOhio has… Read More

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Ohio Offers Appalachian Businesses Loan Help During COVID-19 Disruption

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Small businesses in Ohio’s Appalachian counties may receive help offsetting losses due to the state’s attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19. JobsOhio is infusing Appalachian Growth Capital, LLC (AGC) with $2 million to secure loans for companies in eastern and southern Ohio. According to a press release, AGC is a… Read More

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Edwards Says JobsOhio Not Working For Southeast Ohio

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A southeast Ohio lawmaker has taken to Twitter to blast the state’s non-profit economic development company for not helping his region enough. But supporters of JobsOhio are standing firmly behind it. “We’re not even getting our fair share,” said Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) of JobsOhio. Over the last few weeks, Edwards has tweeted about JobsOhio nearly… Read More

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Under Pressure, Ohio’s Jobs Office Releases Pay of Top Execs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s privatized job-creation office says its new leader will make $350,000 this year before benefits and any performance bonus. JobsOhio released the salary of president and chief investment officer J.P. Nauseef and 16 other current and former top executives Thursday in an effort “to provide more openness and accountability.” JobsOhio, a… Read More