OU employee placed in Coshocton County working to promote economic development

After receiving a $2.2 million federal grant, Ohio University (OU) has placed an employee in the Coshocton County Port Authority to help “retain and build business in the county,” The Post reports. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the grant, part of the RISE Ohio project, “to be used to help finance economic development in Coshocton and the surrounding Appalachian region,” to OU’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, according to the article. OU employee Sherri Gibson works as an economic recovery specialist placed within the port authority, in a role geared toward “helping current businesses to expand, providing resources for new businesses and even creating internship opportunities for local high school students” to “help create a pipeline for local employers.” For more, read the full article.

Economic Development, State Updates