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.

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JOBS CREATED

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

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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.

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OJT GRANTS

Over $249,869 was awarded to local companies in 2017. OCIC continues our work on training assistance for employers – one of our most valuable tools.

DATA CENTER

Our data center has all of the information you need, including traffic counts, community profile, and labor force, as well as our largest Ottawa County employers.

SITES & BUILDINGS

Ottawa County is home to Lake Erie Business Parks and Lake Winds Industrial Park. Check out some of the available properties and find out how you can customize your lot size.

NEWS & UPDATES

There’s always something going on in Ottawa County. Read about our past events, meetings, employment success stories, and anything additional that may catch your eye.

TESTIMONIALS

WHY OTTAWA COUNTY

Your business will thrive in the County not just because of a skilled workforce and high quality of life, but because there is a strong network of existing businesses who actively partner together and advocate for each other’s continued success. Ottawa County’s location on the shores of Lake Erie provides a work/life balance that attracts and retains the best talent for your company; with a high quality of living combined with low business and personal costs, the American Dream is well within reach.

STAFF

Jamie

Director

Gaye

Business & Workforce Development Manager

Jessica

Program & Office Coordinator

Chrissy

Employment Resources Coordinator

Tricia

Employment Resources Assistant

GET STARTED

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