Regional Development Partners
The HCEDC works with our regional partners, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) and the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), to access various incentive programs and obtain grant funds to support local economic development projects. Our partnerships with APEG and OMEGA allow the HCEDC to “punch above its weight” by providing us with expertise and support in locating and accessing outside resources.
- APEG: APEG is a regional economic development organization serving as a liaison between JobsOhio and local economic development organizations in 25 Ohio counties, including the HCEDC. APEG representatives work with the HCEDC to identify economic development projects and to access funding and other resources to support such projects. To learn more about APEG, please visit their website here.
- OMEGA: OMEGA is a collaborative organization of member governments that serves as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local development entities, such as HCEDC, to provide opportunities in economic and community development. To learn more about OMEGA, please visit their website here.
“To help facilitate the build and move, Homestead turned to the HCEDC. Through the Enterprise Zone program, Homestead saved significant funds on taxes that allowed them to maintain their current workforce, while also added several new employee positions.”