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COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workforce

Gallia County Economic Development, with assistance from OhioSE our regional JobsOhio partner, have worked to gather a list of programs and resources thus far.  We will continue to add to this list as further resoures become available.  Stay At Home Order + Essential Critical Infrastructure Guidance EXTENDED Through May 29th. Offical Stay At Home Order from the …

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Business Leaders Converge for Roundtable Event

Over 40 business leaders representing a diverse cross-section of industries throughout Gallia and Jackson counties joined economic development, workforce development, and educators at the University of Rio Grande on February 26 for a roundtable discussion focused on employer and workforce needs. As a collaborative outreach of Gallia County Economic Development, the Jackson County Economic Development …

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Rio Grande Community College to offer Production Technology Certification

The Rio Grande Community College will offer a free Production Technology Certification Program at the Rio Grande Jackson Center.   The program, which was developed with local manufacturers, will provide a Maintenance Awareness Certification and 3 college credit hours free of charge to students. Important program details: Less than 3-week program. March 4- March 20 Computer …

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Gallia County partners with Hopewell Health Centers to establish multi-unit treatment facility

The Gallia County Commissioners joined Gallia County Economic Development and Hopewell Health Centers, Inc to announce a partnership that will establish a mental and behavioral health facility in Gallia County creating 35 new jobs. “Today’s announcement is a culmination of years of advocacy to state leaders on behalf of Gallia County,” said David K. Smith, …

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Gallia County Commissioners Acquire Vacant GDC Cottages

The Gallia County Board of Commissioners announced today the acquisition of four 16-bed residential care cottages on 7.8 acres, from the State of Ohio, for the price of $1.00. The 6,700 SF cottages, formally utilized as a part of the Gallipolis Developmental Center (GDC), were vacated in recent years due to downsizing of the client …

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Gallipolis named Best Hometown 2019

Article from Ohio Magazine, November 2019by Jim Vickers | Photo by Kelly Wilthttps://www.ohiomagazine.com/ohio-life/article/best-hometowns-2019-gallipolis The statue of the man and woman stands perched on a boulder along the edge of Gallipolis City Park. He’s close to her, stretching his left arm outward, while she clutches a baby. Dressed in the garb of the late 18th century …

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Gallia Economic Development recognized at first annual meeting of API/APEG

Appalachian Partnership Inc. (API) and its subsidiary the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) held a meeting Wednesday, a luncheon at the Sunroom at the Brick in Frankfort near Chillicothe and recognized area economic development leaders with Gallia taking home two awards. The event is planned to be held annually in the future. The main …

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Industrial Park Site Certified by SiteOhio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Companies looking for a perfect location to build in Ohio will have an easier time finding one thanks to a unique site authentication program called SiteOhio. This one-of-a-kind program, offered by JobsOhio, guarantees industrial sites are ready for immediate development, creating a win-win situation for companies and communities. Companies get access to …

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Economic Development Office receives LEAP grant

Gallia County accepted a Local Economic Assistance (LEAP) grant award from Liberty Schindel of AEP Ohio, Thursday, during the Gallia County Commissioners regular meeting. The $4,660 grant award will be used for the development and implementation of a cloud based CRM system called Executive Pulse. The new CRM system, which is designed specifically for economic …

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