NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2018 | News, Newsletter

Save the Date:  May 10, 4p.m. – 6p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s celebration that will correlate with International Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) National Economic Development Week, an opportunity to honor and celebrate you!

In 2017, the regional economic development partners across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio worked together to exceed most goals set by JobsOhio in four categories: projects completed, jobs created/committed, payroll added/committed and capital investment.

We’ve come so far.  Let’s keep the momentum going!
You won’t want to miss Keynote Speaker Tim Timken, CEO & President of TimkenSteel Corporation. We will also  recognize three individuals – a business leader, an economic development leader and a community leader – that are playing a major role in advancing the region’s strategy. More details to come!

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe, Ohio

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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