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2013 By the Numbers The Alliance Year in Review Numbers can’t tell the whole story, but they do point to strategic actions, opportunities created, deals done, problems solved, services provided and relationships nurtured. Mission Statement: 1 The Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio is a private-public partnership powering jobs and investment to create community wealth for the benefit of all citizens of Southern Ohio.

Resident Company Interviews: 15 Leads Developed: 8 Prospect Files Opened: 5 Project Files Closed Successfully: 3 New Jobs from these Projects: 83 Capital Investment: $3,650,000 Manufacturing & Distribution Space Occupied: 138,600 sq. ft. 814,340 sq. ft. since 2010

Ross County Employment: 31,700

30,900 (2010)

+2.6%

Ross County Unemployment Rate: 8.4% (2013 annual average) 8.2% (2012) 9.8% (2011) 11.6% (2010) 11.9% (2009)

Sales Tax: $13,838,412 Lodging Tax: $353,460

$11,902,938 (2010)

+16.3%

$245,227 (2010) +44.1%

Property Valuation: $1,214,861,680

$1,159,906,720 (2010) +4.7%


Meetings with Site Selectors: 2 Meetings with Congressional Delegation: 3 Sen. Rob Portman, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Rep. Bill Johnson

Businesses Assisted: 37 Information, guidance and research provided on topics such as: market demographics, workforce recruitment, tax incentives, barge shipping, oil and gas supply chain, small business financing, supplier referrals, international trade assistance, property values, wage rates, job training, traffic counts, zoning regulations, construction costs, venture capital, property development, federal grants, governmental relations, lease rates, business plans, environmental remediation

Partner & Public Relations Events: 7 Alliance INsider OUTlook Breakfast Farm Bureau Annual Dinner Rotary Club presentation Pike County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Kiwanis Club presentation Major Employers Roundtable events Chamber of Commerce BIG Class presentation

Outreach Events: 12 State of the Region Conference Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (3) Economic Development 411 Conference Department of Energy public meeting Federal Facility Retention Strategy meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission AEP Economic Development Forum Foreign Trade Zone Conference Jackson County Economic Development Board investor event Buckeye Power Economic Development Conference

Community, Regional, National & International Affiliations: 20 American Chamber of Commerce Executives American Chamber of Commerce in Canada Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth / JobsOhio Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce CoreNet Global Downtown Associates Glatfelter Community Action Panel International Economic Development Council Japan-America Society of Central Ohio Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio Major Employers Roundtable Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Ohio Economic Development Association Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission Pike County Chamber of Commerce PORTSfuture Project Ross County Farm Bureau Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative The Appalachian Project


Board of Directors members: 13 Chairman: William E. Beatty Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce representative Vice Chairman: Bill McKell Horizon Telcom Secretary/Treasurer: Delbert Bochard Immediate Past Chairman: Allen V. Rupiper The Growth Coach James M. Caldwell, CPA Caldwell, Ott & Company Ross County Board of Commissioners representative Jeff Doles LCNB National Bank Mayor Jack Everson City of Chillicothe representative Robert Litter Litter Corporation C. Patrick McAllister C. P. Management, Inc. Dr. John Robertson InfoSight Corporation Nancy Russell PNC Bank Mark Shuter Adena Health System Andy Tomlinson Tomlinson Insurance Agency Ross County Community Improvement Corporation representative Staff: 1 Christopher M. Manegold, CEcD


Founding Partners: 4 • City of Chillicothe • Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce • Ross County • Ross County Community Improvement Corporation Incorporated: October 26, 2005 2013 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Investors: 24 [* New for 2013: 3] AKM Building Systems * Adena Health System William E. Beatty C.P. Management, Inc. Caldwell, Ott & Company Chillicothe Gazette/Gannett Foundation Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce Neil Coleman Insurance Fluor-Babcock & Wilcox Portsmouth Globe Furniture Herlihy Moving & Storage Horizon Telcom Huntington National Bank InfoSight Corporation LCNB National Bank * Litter Corporation Ohio University-Chillicothe * PNC Bank Ross County Banking Center Ross County Commissioners Allen V. Rupiper, The Growth Coach State Electric Supply WesBanco Whited, Seigneur, Sams & Rahe

Budget/Expenditures: $197,581/$184,657 Assets/Liabilities: $57,120/$57,120

45 East Main Street Chillicothe, OH 45601-2514 USA www.edaso.org

Phone: 740.772.5100 Fax: 740.702.2727 cmanegold@edaso.org


2013 By the Numbers | Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio  

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