The Appalachian Partnership, Inc. (API) today announced Dr. Glenda Bumgarner as its new President and CEO. Bumgarner currently serves as JobsOhio’s Senior Director of Engagement and joins the API team effective Aug. 31. She replaces John Molinaro, who is retiring and has served as API’s president and CEO since 2012.
Industry Leading Technology Firm Digital Forensics Corporation (DFC) Relocates New Headquarter to Warrensville Heights
Digital Forensics Corp. (“DFC”), a dynamic North American leader in the growing field of digital forensics, has moved into its new headquarters at 4400 Renaissance Parkway. The company purchased the building to relocate 50 mid-level jobs and invested $1M of improvements and technology upgrades to the existing building.
Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Breaks Ground on National Road Business Park Access Road Project
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority (ZMCPA) has officially broken ground on the first major project at the National Road Business Park. The Park is located just off of I-70, Exit 160 on U.S. 40 in Muskingum County.
In 1992, political strategist James Carville coined a phrase that would help focus Bill Clinton’s campaign and lead him to a presidential victory later that year. That phrase: [it’s] the economy, stupid.
COVID 19 illustrated the economic challenges for communities without adequate broadband services. According to the FCC, the definition of broadband internet is a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds.[i] Broadband provides high speed internet access via multiple types of technologies including fiber optics, wireless, cable, DSL and satellite.[ii] The availability of broadband enables all the benefits of the digital information age to support business growth, and it eliminates the lack of density and the challenge of distance created for rural communities in particular. Regions without adequate broadband networks struggle to utilize telemedicine, telework and even basic wireless telecommunication service. According to the Federal Communications Commission and USDA, 80% of the 24 million American households that do not have reliable, affordable high-speed internet are located in rural areas. The lack of high-speed access carries real economic consequences. The World Bank estimates that a 10% increase in broadband penetration can lead to a 1.21% jump in GDP growth in developed economies and a 1.38% jump in developing economies.[iii] The FCC argues that the economic payoff from investing to improve broadband access is greater than from other types of infrastructure investments.[iv]