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The Ohio economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Ohio and related content. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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Organization

Scope

Contacts

Website and other resources
Ohio Department of Development - Economic Development Division - Office of Business Development State 43215 (614) 466-4551

www.odod.state.oh.us

The Ohio Manufacturers Association Association   www.ohiomfg.com
Ohio Economic Development Association Region  

www.ohioeda.com

www.odanet.com

City of Dublin, OH  Economic Development City 43016

Dana McDaniel

614-410-4618

www.DublinEconDev.Com
Licking County Chamber of Commerce - Newark OH County 43058   www.lickingcountychamber.com
Westerville Local 43081   www.westerville.org
Village of Obetz Village 43207   www.obetz.oh.us
Columbus Chamber Metro 43215

Matt McCollister

(614)225-6953

www.columbus.org

Mid-Ohio Development Exchange Region James Schimmer www.mid-Ohio.org
Buckeye Power Utility 43226   www.buckeyepower.com
Barberton Community Development Corporation City 44203

Larry Lallo

330-745-3070

www.bcdc.org
Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) - Kent OH - serves multiple countries Region 44242

Ron DeBarr

330-672-4080

www.neotec.org
Eastern Ohio Development Alliance - works with Buckeye Power multi county region  

www.eoda.org

 

American Electric Power multi state utility 43230   www.aep.com   www.e-procuresite.com
Marion Can Do! City 43302   www.marioncando.com
Wood County Economic Development Commission - WCEDC, Bowling Green, OH County 43402 419-352-7469 www.woodcounty.com
Defiance County Economic Development Office County 43512   www.defecon.com
Regional Growth Partnership of NW Ohio, Toledo Multi County Region  43604   www.rgp.org
Toledo Department of Development Metro 43604   www.ci.toledo.oh.us
Morgan County Improvement Corp. - McConnellsville county 43756   www.morgancic.org
Cleveland Plus Business - promotes 16 county region - Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown Region   www.clevelandplusbusiness.com
City of Mentor, OH City 44060   www.cityofmentor.com
Greater Cleveland Growth Association - see also Greater Cleveland Partnership Metro 44113   www.clevelandgrowth.com
City of Strongsville, OH City 44136   www.strongsville.org
City of Stow, OH City 44224 330-689-2814 www.stow.oh.us
City of Hudson, OH Economic Development City 44236

Chuck Wiedie

330-342-1893

www.thinkohiothinkhudson.com
Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) - multiple counties and FTZ No. 181 Region 44242

Ron DeBarr

330-672-4080

www.neotec.org
Medina County, OH County  44256   www.medinacounty.org
Wadsworth City, OH City 44281   www.wadsworthcity.com
Greater Akron Chamber Metro 44308   www.greaterakronchamber.org
FirstEnergy multi state utility 44308   www.firstenergycorp.com
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Region 44481   www.regionalchamber.com
Crawford County Ohio Economic Development Partnership County 44820 419-563-1809 www.growcrawford.org
Crawford County Development Board, Inc. - Crossroads Industrial Center - Bucyrus County Development 44820   www.bucyruscrossroads.org
Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 44820   www.bucyrusohio.com
Fostoria Economic Development Corp City 44830   www.FostoriaED.org
North Central Ohio Development Partnership Region 44905   www.ncodp.com
Greater Cincinnati Scope

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

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Ohio project announcements

Companies - OH

Cincinnati USA Partnership

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Metro region 45202

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Nick Vehr

(513) 579-3100

 

General email

 

Business Expansion:

Neil Hensley

(513)579-3170

 

Jessica Johnson

(513) 579-3103

www.CincinnatiUSA.org

www.gccc.com

www.cincinnatichamber.com

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cincytechusa - Cincinnati Regional Technology Initiative tech sector 45202

Johnathan Holifield

(513)579-3153

www.cincytechusa.com
City of Cincinnati Dept. of Economic Development City 45202

Chad Munitz

(513)352-2499

www.cincinnati-oh.gov
Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Local 45202

David Ginsburg

(513)421-4440

www.downtowncincinnati.com
Butler County Economic Development County 45011

Brian Coughlin

(513)785-5850

www.ButlerCounty.biz 
Warren County Office of Economic Development County 45036

Kimm Coyner

(513)695-1939

www.co.warren.oh.us/wcoed/
City of Mason City 45040

Michelle Blair

(513)573-7152

www.masonoh.org
Clermont County Commissioners - Economic Development County 45102

Andy Kuchta

513-732-7906

www.co.clermont.oh.us
Clermont Chamber of Commerce City 45150

Chris Smith

(513)576-5006

www.clermontchamber.com
Duke Energy (Cinergy) Economic Development Utility 45201

David Smith

(513)287-2595

www.locationcincinnatiusa.com
Hamilton County Development Co., Inc. County 45212

David Main

(513)631-8292

www.hcdc.com
City of Blue Ash City 45243

Judy Clark

(513)745-8500

www.blueash.com
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Airport 45275

Judy Ingram

(859)767-3151

www.cvgairpport.com
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Region 41017

Daniel E. Tobergte

(859)344-0040

www.NorthernKentuckyUSA.com
Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative - Indiana County 47025

James F. West, Jr.

812 537-0814

www.dearborncountyedi.com
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County 47025

(812)537-0814

www.dearborncountychamber.org
  Scope

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources
Preble County Development County 45320 937-456-8190 www.prebco.org
Dayton Regional Development Alliance Metro 45402    
CityWide Development Corp., Dayton OH City 45402   www.citywidedev.com
Dayton Development Coalition Region 45423

Marty Hohenberger

937-222-4422

www.daytonregion.com
City of West Carrollton OH City 45449   www.westcarrollton.org
City of Springfield City 45502   www.ci.springfield.oh.us
Allen Economic Development Group (Lima) County 45801   www.aedg.org
Mercer County Community Development Dept. County 45822   www.grandlake.net/mercercountyed
Findlay-Hancock County County 45840   www.findlayoh.com
Wapakoneta Area EDC Local 45895   www.wapakoneta.com
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Ohio economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about OH as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the OH and larger Great Lakes region , following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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