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The Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio is the starting point for businesses and industries looking to begin operations in Ross or surrounding counties in addition to helping current employers looking to expand operations or in need of technical assistance. Since 2010, EDASO assisted in the creation of 674 jobs and has seen the value of property in Chillicothe and Ross County increase by 4.1 percent. A little more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space has been added in the past five years.


EDASO is a partnership of local and area businesses and industries and local government. Its board consists of officials from the major industries as well as key government officials. This cooperation allows for a smooth handling of issues such as permits, zoning and incentives. We invite you to check out our website to gain a better understanding of what is available to help you and your business prosper in Chillicothe, Ross County and southern Ohio. Learn More >>

EDASO sponsoring session

Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) -- a term that is familiar to a few, a mystery to some, and unknown to many.  What exactly is a JEDD, and how can we use this tool to propel our community’s economic future?

The Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio invites you to an introductory “JEDD 101” session with Chris Schmenk of the law firm Bricker & Eckler for a discussion of how we can encourage and shape job creation for decades to come. The session begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the PACCAR Medical Education Center on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center

Chris will provide an overview of what a Joint Economic Development District is.  Why form a JEDD?  How do you go about establishing one? Who participates and who governs it?  Your questions will help shape the discussion.

The meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  You can do that by calling or emailing Briana Hood no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at 740.702.2722 or bhood@chillicotheohio.com.




Tax abatements, Industrial revenue bonds and other tools are available to help you start or expand your industry or business on a local level.

EDASO Incentives

Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio

45 East Main St.
Chillicothe OH 45601

Phone: 740.772.5100
Fax: 740.702.2727

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