Ohio SBDC Helps Couple Make Racetrack Dream Come True

John and Kelley Chapman had their first date at Turn 4 at Midvale Speedway in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Today, they own Midvale Speedway, and they credit the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State Tuscarawas for making it happen.

4CG = 4 County Group for Collaborative Growth

Economic development and workforce development organizations in Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties are partnering together under the 4CG initiative. 4CG represents the 4 County Group 4 Collaborative Growth.  The group began working together six years ago to collectively address the region’s workforce challenges.

Ecological Placemaking in the Uptown Innovation Corridor

Successful innovation districts require more than buildings. A concrete jungle is neither visually appealing nor sustainable, pedestrian-friendly or health-conscious. That’s why master plans for the Uptown Innovation Corridor include ample green space to increase pedestrian connectivity between developments, integrate the Corridor into the surrounding community, and provide space for creative collision and recreation among tenants, residents and community members.

Economic Development Partnership Welcomes New Project Coordinator

MARYSVILLE – Union County’s continuing economic growth has prompted the Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership to grow and add a new staff position, Development Project Coordinator.

Tom Wisemiller, an economic development professional with Central Ohio roots and more than a dozen years in the profession, will begin in this new role July 22.