This region was economically depressed, and facing a significant double whammy with the planned closing of a DOE facility that for generations was the region’s largest employer. It hired Ady Advantage to help it develop a plan to diversify its economy.



Major Considerations / Project Essentials Include:


  • Target industry analysis
  • Positioning and branding
  • Regional economic development website
  • Business recruitment strategies and collateral
  • All of the above completed within six month period

Opportunity Fund results for 2014:

  • 12 projects
  • 342 jobs created and 31 jobs retained
  • $31 million in investment

Examples of relocations and expansions during 2014:

  • Southland International Truck Center, created 50 jobs, retained 14 jobs, invested $12 million, new 100,000 sf facility.
  • Rural King created 160 jobs with the opening of a 930,000 sf warehouse and distribution center.
  • Mako Finished Products is adding value to local company OSCO Industries, a gray iron foundry. Mako is the first new manufacturing company to open in Scioto County in ten years.

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