MISSION STATEMENT

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) serves as the lead economic development agency by advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of Ottawa County. Our vision is to become a recognized strategic resource for the Ottawa County business community, where OCIC engagement enhances private sector profitability, encourages capital investment and demonstrates job creation.  OCIC does this through an integrated approach that includes Business Retention & Expansion, New Business Attraction, Workforce Development and Communications & Marketing.

103
jobs created

OCIC’s Revolving Loan Fund portfolio continues to support small business investments of more than $2.55million, which have also created or retained full-time jobs.

358
jobs filled

OCIC was able to assist 42 businesses in filling local jobs. Hiring and matching job seekers to employment opportunities remains a priority of the OCIC.

75
On-the-Job Training Grants

Awarded to local companies, totaling more than $249,869 this year alone. OCIC continues our work on training assistance for employers – one of our most valuable tools.

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STAFF

JAMIE BEIER GRANT


Director

GAYE WINTERFIELD

Business & Workforce Development Manager

JESSICA KOWALSKI

Program & Office Coordinator

CHRISSY ERNSBERGER

Employment Resources Coordinator

JEANNE LUCAS

Employment Resources Assistant

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To learn more about establishing or expanding operations in Ottawa County, please call 419-898-6242.

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