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About Us

What We Do

The Alliance is a partnership of business and government with the purpose of providing jobs in the area by working with existing business and industry and attracting new ones. The organization wears many hats, including identifying growth opportunities for existing businesses, building and nurturing relationships, and creating an environment that is attractive to new industry.

Although numbers can’t tell the whole story, they can point to some strategic thinking and focused action. For example, in 2016:

  • 43: Businesses assisted with 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.
  • 230,000 Sq. Ft.: Manufacturing & Distribution Space Leased/Purchased/Constructed (1,546,340 sq. ft. since 2010)
  • 29: Partner & Outreach Events
  • 22: Community, Regional, National & International Affiliations

For the full report for 2016, click here.

To help measure our progress, we established several benchmarks that are updated on an annual basis. Below are the most recent figures.

Benchmark

2016

2010

Change

Population

Available July 2017

78,064

-1.1%

Employment

32,000

30,900

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

11.6%

-52.6%

Sales Tax

$16,096,766

$11,902,938

35.2%

Property Valuation (000)

$1,302,818,310

$1,159,906,720

12.3%

Lodging Tax

$444,762

$245,227

81.4%

Median Household Income *

Available Dec 2017

$41,672

4.0%

 

Sources:
Population: 2010 U.S. Census and Annual Estimates as of July 1
Employment & Unemployment Rate annual averages: Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Sales Tax, Property Valuation, Lodging Tax as of December 31: Ross County Auditor
*-Median Household Income estimated annually on 5-year rolling average: American Community Survey, U.S. Census
Compiled by the Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio February 2017

 

 

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