Development Director Releases First Book

Shannon David Hamons, Director of Economic Development/Building & Zoning in Harrison, Ohio, has released his first fictional novel. The book, Releasing Trophies is an account of a small-town newspaper publisher in dealing with his life-threatening disease and making unsettling discoveries about his father and others in his small home-town of Le Fleur, Ohio.

SCEDC Holds Annual Meeting and Announces Top 20 Micropolitan Award

A national economic development publication, Site Selection magazine, recently announced that of the 551 micropolitans in the United States, Fremont-Sandusky County has been recognized as one of the top 20 micropolitan regions in the country for business investment and expansion. Fremont-Sandusky County was the 19th ranking. In 2018, Sandusky County had a total of 49 projects and $283M in Capital Investment. Northwest Ohio had 5 micropolitans rank in the top 50 of the nation with a total of 116 projects and $3.2B in capital investment. Ohio which produced 17 Top 100 micropolitans overall, ranked number 3 in the Country for 2018 Top States by Projects Per Capita and number 2 by total number of projects.

Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Careers in My Community Project

The Careers in My Community project is designed allowing individuals to thoroughly and thoughtfully plan and explore the career opportunities in our region, as well as connecting them with the local skills partners for training and credentialing for local jobs. Connecting business and industry partners with education partners will provide a sustainable, trained workforce meeting the needs of the changing region. We will train and retain our local talent to positively impact the climate and culture of our communities. “Building Futures—Changing Lives” will be the outcome for the next generations to call our region “home”.

Federal Installations Have a $16.68 Billion Economic Impact on the Dayton Region, Generate 88,000 Jobs

DAYTON, Ohio –An economic impact analysis conducted for the Dayton Development Coalition by The Perduco Group found that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Springfield Air National Guard Base, and the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center have a combined economic impact of $16.68 billion on the 14-county Dayton Region and generate more than 88,000 jobs.