Our Work In Ohio

In partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia, ARC is supporting 31 projects in Ohio totaling over $12.3 million in fiscal year 2019. These investments have been matched by almost $35.3 million and are attracting an additional $9.2 million in leveraged private investments in Ohio. They are also creating or retaining 620 jobs, training and educating nearly 2,000 students and workers, and benefitting the 2 million residents in Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Mike DeWine

Governor’s ARC Representative:
John Carey, Director
email: john.carey@development.ohio.gov

Governor’s Office of Appalachia
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

ARC State Program Manager:
Julia Hinten, Appalachia Program Manager
Community Services Division
email: julia.hinten@development.ohio.gov

Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
invested in Ohio’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Ready Workforce
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of Ohio’s Appalachian residents to work and succeed
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Economic Opportunities
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in Appalachian Ohio
Additional Priorities
invested to cultivate leadership and community capacity and leverage natural and cultural assets in Appalachian Ohio

Investments in Action

Youngstown Business Incubator

The Youngstown Business Center (YBI), a shared-use additive manufacturing facility in Mahoning Valley, used ARC support to purchase additional equipment to be used by local start-ups and smaller manufacturing businesses.
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State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2021

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(32 out of 88 counties): Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington

Local Development Districts

Buckeye Hills–Hocking Valley Regional Development District
Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

State Links