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OCIC’s Business & Industry Awards event includes an interactive format that recognizes achievements of our business and community leaders; examines strategies for success; and looks at economic projections for the new year. This years’ event will  be held at Camp Perry.

Register by Friday, February 28th.

RECENT NEWS

Ottawa County
Improvement Corporation
Seeking New Director

Jamie Beier Grant submitted her resignation as Director of the organization. The Executive Board is in the process of organizing a search team comprised of the Board of Trustees to seek out and identify the next Director for the OCIC. The deadline to apply closed February 12 at 5PM.

OCIC Holds Annual
Full Board of
Trustees Meeting

The OCIC held their annual meeting on November 6, 2019 at the Canoe Club Wine Bar. The year-end activities included retention efforts of the Davis Besse Power Plant Station, the OH-51 Elmore Bridge Project, Rapid Response activities, and the Workforce Priority Mapping within the 4 County Group (4CG).

Business Advisory Council
Hosts 6th Annual
Career Showcase Event

The event was held at the CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry on October 4 in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. Over 500 9th grade students from school districts throughout Ottawa County participated in the event and explored a variety of careers with 28 businesses in Ottawa County.

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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.

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.

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Ernst & Young’s 2018 U.S. Investment Monitor ranks Ohio #1 in the nation in jobs and projects.

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Site Selection ranks Ohio #4
for state business climate –
up from 9 in 2011.

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Chief Executive ranks Ohio #10 in its Best States for Business rankings – up from 41 in 2011.

The Final Frontier

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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

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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

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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.

THRIVE HERE

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.

RECENT NEW BUSINESSES

R Coffee Corner

Coffee & Sandwich Shop

Opened August 2017

Port Clinton, Ohio

www.rcoffeecorner.com

Twin Oast Brewing

Farm-to-Fermenter Brewery

Opened May 2018

Port Clinton, Ohio

www.twinoast.com

Imprint Logo

Custom Promotional Products

Opened November 2017

Marblehead, Ohio

www.imprintlogo.com

Wine Flight

Wine/Craft Beer & Retail Shop

Opened June 2017

Elmore, Ohio

www.wineflight.net

Trish McCartney Insurance Agency

State Farm

Opened August 2016

Port Clinton, Ohio

www.trishmccartney.com

Portage River Paddling Co.

Kayak & Canoe Livery

Opened July 2016

Oak Harbor & Port Clinton, Ohio

www.portageriverpaddlingco.com

Brown Dog Gelato Co.

Hand-crafted Gelato

Opened May 2017

Port Clinton, Ohio

www.browndoggelato.com

Greer Automotive & Towing

Auto Repair & Towing

Opened August 2018

Oak Harbor, Ohio

www.greerautomotive.org

GET STARTED

Build or expand your business in Ottawa County.