NEW Ottawa County
Skilled Trades Academy
for High School Seniors
The Ottawa County Business Advisory Council sought to expand the CEO Internship Program and add depth to the student experience. In doing this, the BAC designed a comprehensive, credit-based skilled trades program for high school seniors for the 2019-2020 school year. The academy has been certified by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).
25th Premier Marketing
& Networking Event
Experience Ottawa County was held on Thursday, August 22nd. Attendees were given a sneak peek into what makes Ottawa County such a special place to live, work, and do business. The event featured two luncheons, with one that included a tour of key areas in the county. Afterwards, attendees gathered at The Keys, Put-in-Bay for dinner and networking.
21 from teachers from local school districts completed the first Ottawa County Teacher Manufacturing Boot Camp during the week of June 10-14. The focus of the boot camp was to introduce our local teachers to the variety of manufacturing career pathways available within area businesses and the possible career opportunities that exist for students.
OCIC’s Revolving Loan Fund portfolio supports small business investments of more than $2.55M, which have also created or retained full-time jobs.
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.
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.
With Ohio’s economy on the rise, Ottawa County continues to gain momentum. Ottawa County is ripe with opportunity and is leading the way in advanced manufacturing, has an award-winning education system, touts a rich local history, and is home to the ever-beautiful Lake Erie shores and islands.
Ernst & Young’s 2018 U.S. Investment Monitor ranks Ohio #1 in the nation in jobs and projects.
Site Selection ranks Ohio #4
for state business climate –
up from 9 in 2011.
Chief Executive ranks Ohio #10 in its Best States for Business rankings – up from 41 in 2011.
The Final Frontier
The James Webb Space Telescope will soon be heading into space in early to mid-2019. I-220H beryllium is needed for the JWST to withstand temperatures of negative 400 degrees in deep space. One of Ottawa County’s largest employers provides this beryllium needed for the launch.
Reach For The Sky
Having an international airport in right in our backyard is a remarkable asset. The airport can accommodate virtually any type of aircraft from private planes to large business jets. Take scenic tours of the Lake Erie Islands, explore more than 150 miles of unspoiled natural coastlines, or plan a day trip to Canada.
Don’t Give Up The Ship
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s fleet of nine ships were outgunned by six British warships. After boarding the Niagara, Commodore Perry sailed directly into the British line, firing broadsides and forcing its surrender. The Battle of Lake Erie was a major turning point during the War of 1812.