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EDASO is faced with a unique challenge. The unemployment rate for Ross County and a 10-county region to the south and southeast of it consistently ranks higher than the statewide average. Family income levels in that same region are well below the state average, none exceeding 90% of the average. This is the same region that our community depends upon for workforce, retail and service consumers, and healthcare market.

Fortunately, multi-year commitments, both cash and in-kind, from the four founding partners of the Alliance, together with about two dozen businesses, individuals, and foundations, have provided a solid base of resources to launch operations.

EDASO’s founding partners:

  • The City of Chillicothe
  • Ross County Board of Commissioners
  • Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
  • Ross County Community Improvement Corporation

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