Ohio Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Ohio Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

  • Capital: Columbus
  • Population (2017 Est.): 11,658,609
  • Largest Cities (2017): Columbus, 879,170; Cleveland, 385,525; Cincinnati, 301,301; Toledo, 276,491; Akron, 197,846
  • Targeted Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Biohealth, Information Technology, Energy & Chemicals, Financial Services, Food & Agriculture, Logistics & Distribution
  • Key Incentives: Job Creation Tax Credit, JobsOhio Economic Development Grant, JobsOhio Research & Development Center Grant, JobsOhio Revitalization Program, JobsOhio Workforce Grant
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $649.1 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

JobsOhio

J.P. Nauseef
President & Chief Investment Officer
41 South High Street, Suite 1500
Columbus, OH 43215
614-362-3731
[email protected]
www.jobsohio.com

Ohio Development Services Agency

Lydia L. Mihalik
Director
77 South High Street, 29th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3379
[email protected]
www.development.ohio.gov

Ohio Economic Development Association

Jennifer Tisone Price
Executive Director
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
800-632-7763
[email protected]
www.ohioeda.com


Utility Listings

American Electric Power (AEP Ohio)

Tim Wells, CEcD
Manager of Economic & Business Development
1 Riverside Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215
740-368-7139
[email protected]
www.aepohio.com

American Municipal Power, Inc.

Robert DeWitt
Director, Business Development
1111 Schrock Road, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43229
614-540-0849
[email protected]
www.searchampsites.com

Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky

Rhonda Whitaker
Lead, Economic Development
P.O. Box 960
Cincinnati, OH 45201
513-287-5950
[email protected]
locationdukeenergy.com

FirstEnergy Corp.

Melissa Frank
Senior Economic Development Executive
1910 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
330-436-4122
[email protected]
www.firstenergycorp.com

Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Dennis Mingyar
Director, Economic Development
6677 Busch Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43229
614-430-7876
[email protected]
ohioec.org


Regional Listings

Columbiana County Port Authority

Penny Traina
CEO
7860 Lincole Place
Lisbon, OH 44432
330-424-1800
[email protected]
www.ccpa-ohioriver.com

Dayton Development Coalition

Jeff Hoagland
President & CEO
40 North Main Street, Suite 900
Dayton, OH 45423
800-241-2469
[email protected]
www.daytonregion.com

Findlay Hancock County Economic Development

Tim Mayle
Director
123 East Main Cross Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-3313, ext. 115
[email protected]
www.findlayhancocked.com

Greater Akron Chamber

Gregg P. Cramer
Vice President, Economic Development
One Cascade Plaza, 17th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
330-237-1213
[email protected]
www.greaterakronchamber.org

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Shawn Davis
Director, Business Development
1240 Huron Road E, Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44115-1722
216-592-2324
[email protected]
www.gcpartnership.com

Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)

John Senese
President & CEO
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
330-672-4080
[email protected]
www.neotec.org

One Columbus

Kenny McDonald, CEcD
President & Chief Economic Officer
150 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
614-225-6060
[email protected]
columbusregion.com

Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati

Kimm Lauterbach
President & CEO
3 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3728
513-579-3115
[email protected]
www.redicincinnati.com

Team NEO

Jay Foran
Senior Vice President, Industry & Innovation
1111 Superior Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-363-5407
[email protected]
www.clevelandplus.com/teamneo/

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

Sarah Boyarko
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
197 West Market Street, Suite 400
Warren, OH 44481
330-744-2131, ext. 1108
[email protected]
www.regionalchamber.com


County Listings

Brown County Department of Economic Development

Kelly Cole
Director
800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 131
Georgetown, OH 45121
937-378-3536
[email protected]
www.browncountyohio.gov

Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation

Norm Blanchard
Economic Development Director
806 Cochran Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-432-1881
[email protected]
www.cgccic.org

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Amy Rutledge
Director
61 North Lisbon Street, P.O. Box 277
Carrollton, OH
330-627-4811
[email protected]
www.carrollohchamber.com

Clinton County Port Authority

Dan Evers
Executive Director
Wilmington Air Park, 1113 Airport Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
937-655-7019
[email protected]
co.clinton.oh.us/business/clinton-county-port-authority/

Darke County Economic Development

Melanie Nealeigh
Office Manager
537 South Broadway, Suite 201
Greenville, OH 45331
937-548-3250
[email protected]
www.darkecounty.com

Defiance County Economic Development

Jerry Hayes
Executive Director
1300 East Second Street, Suite 201
Defiance, OH 43512
419-784-4471
[email protected]
www.defecon.com

Development Finance Authority of Summit County

Christopher J. Burnham
President
47 North Main Street, Suite 407
Akron, OH 44308
330-762–4776
[email protected]
www.developmentfinanceauthority.org

Erie County Economic Development Corporation

Abbey Bemis
Executive Director
247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 126
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-627-7791
[email protected]
www.eriecountyedc.org

Fulton County Economic Development Corporation

Matt Gilroy
Executive Director
9460 County Rd 14
Wauseon, OH 43567
419-337-9270
[email protected]
www.fcedc-ohio.com

Grow Licking County CIC

Nathan Strum
Economic Development Director
50 West Locust Street
Newark, OH 43055
740-345-9757, ext. 3
[email protected]
www.growlickingcounty.org

Hamilton County Development Company

Daniel Ferguson
Senior Development Specialist
1776 Mentor Avenue, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45212
513-458-2226
[email protected]
www.hcdc.com

Lorain County Community Development

Linda Blanchette
Economic Development Specialist
226 Middle Avenue, 5th Floor
Elyria, OH 44035
440-328-2332
[email protected]
www.loraincounty.us

Lucas County Department of Planning & Development

William Brennan
Director of Economic Development
1 Government Center, Suite 800
Toledo, OH 43604-5815
419-213-6323
[email protected]
www.workreadylucascounty.com

Marion CAN DO!

Gus Comstock, CEcD
Director
222 West Center Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-387-2267
[email protected]
www.marioncando.com

Preble County Development Partnership, Inc. (PCDP)

Brenda Latanza
Economic Development Director
119 South Barron Street
Eaton, OH 45320
937-456-2757
[email protected]
www.pcdp.net/

Union County Economic Development Partnership

Eric S. Phillips
Executive Director, Economic Development
227 East 5th Street
Marysville, OH 43040
937-642-6279
[email protected]
www.unioncounty.org

Wayne Economic Development Council

Tom Pukys
President
542 East Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
330-264-2411
[email protected]
www.waynecountyedc.com


City Listings

Ashland Area Economic Development

Cameo Bahr
Project Coordinator
605 Westlake Drive
Ashland, OH 44805
419-289-3200
[email protected]
www.growashland.com

Barberton Community Development Corporation

Scott Wagner
Executive Director
139 East Tuscarawas Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
330-745-3070
[email protected]
www.bcdc.org

City of Columbus Department of Development

Quinten L. Harris JD, MPA
Deputy Director of Jobs & Economic Development
111 North Front Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-0772
[email protected]
www.development.columbus.gov

City of Dayton Office of Economic Development

Ford P. Weber
Director
101 West 3rd Street, Suite 430
Dayton, OH 45401
937-333-3634
[email protected]
www.daytonohio.gov

City of Dublin Economic Development

Colleen M. Gilger, CEcD
Director of Economic Development
5800 Shier Rings Road
Dublin, OH 43016
614-410-4618
[email protected]
www.econdev.dublinohiousa.gov

City of Fairborn

Mike Gebhart
Interim Economic Development Director
44 West Hebble Avenue
Fairborn, OH 45324
937-754-3013
[email protected]
www.ci.fairborn.oh.us

City of Forest Park

Paul Brehm
Economic Development Director
1201 West Kemper Road
Forest Park, OH 45240
513-595-5207
[email protected]
www.forestpark.org

City of Hamilton

Jody Gunderson
Director of Economic Development
345 High Street, Suite 780
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-785-7070
[email protected]
www.hamiltonohiobusiness.com

City of Hudson

James Stifler
Economic Development Director
115 Executive Parkway, Suite 400
Hudson, OH 44236
330-342-1893
[email protected]
www.hudson.oh.us

City of Mason

Michele Blair
Economic Development Director
6000 South Mason Montgomery Rd.
Mason, OH 45040-3706
513-229-8510, ext. 1010
[email protected]
www.imaginemason.org

City of Medina Economic Development Office

Kimberly Marshall
Economic Development Director
132 North Elmwood Avenue
Medina, OH 44256
330-764-3319
[email protected]
www.medinaoh.org

City of Mentor

Kevin Malecek
Director of Economic Development
8500 Civic Center Boulevard
Mentor, OH 44060
440-974-5736
[email protected]
www.mentormeansbusiness.com

City of Middletown Office of Economic Development

Matt Eisenbraun
Assistant Economic Development Director
One Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
513-705-1608
[email protected]
www.cityofmiddletown.org

City of Moraine

Michael W. Davis
Economic Development Director
4200 Dryden Road
Dayton, OH 45439
937-535-1034
[email protected]
www.ci.moraine.oh.us/index.php

City of Oberlin

Carrie R. Handy
Director of Planning & Development
City Hall, 85 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-775-7250
[email protected]
www.cityofoberlin.com

City of Stow

Ken Trenner, AICP
Economic Development Coordinator
3760 Darrow Road
Stow, OH 44224-4038
330-689-2819
[email protected]
www.stowbusiness.org

City of Strongsville

Brent Painter
Director of Economic Development
16099 Foltz Parkway
Strongsville, OH 44149
440-580-3118
[email protected]
www.strongsville.org

City of Youngstown

T. Sharon Woodberry
Director, Community Planning/Economic Development
20 West Federal Street, Suite 602
Youngstown, OH 44503
330-744-1708
[email protected]
www.cityofyoungstownoh.com

CityWide Development Corporation

Janet White
Vice President of Housing & Economic Development Services
8 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
937-853-2541
[email protected]
www.citywidedev.com

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Don DePerro
President & CEO
150 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-1321
[email protected]
www.columbus.org

Delaware Economic Development & Entrepreneur Center

Sean Hughes M.S.
Economic Development Director & Business Concierge
1 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
740-203-1016
[email protected]
www.delawaremeansbusiness.com

Elyria Office of Community Development

Ashley Scott
Director of Community Development
131 Court Street, Suite 300
Elyria, OH 44035
440-326-1540
[email protected]
www.cityofelyria.org

Fairfield Development Services

Greg Kathman
Director
5350 Pleasant Avenue
Fairfield, OH 45014
513-867-5345
[email protected]
www.fairfield-city.org

Grow Piqua Now

Gary A. Huff
Piqua City Manager
326 North Main Street, P.O. Box 1142
Piqua, OH 45356
937-778-2051
[email protected]
www.growpiquanow.org

Hillard Economic Development

David Meadows
Director
3800 Municipal Way
Hillard, OH 43026
614-334-2357
[email protected]
hilliardohio.gov/work/economic-development

Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC)

Gregory Myers
Executive Director
30 East Auglaize Street, P.O. Box 1716
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
877-258-9335
[email protected]
www.whywapakoneta.com

West Chester Development Council

Vicki Lynn Eldridge
Business Information & GIS Technology Manager
9577 Beckett Road, Suite 100
West Chester, OH 45069
513-759-7227
[email protected]
www.westchesterdevelopment.com

Xenia Development Department

Steve Brodsky
Development Director
107 East Main Street
Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-7943
[email protected]
www.explorexenia.com