Our Work In Ohio

In partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia, ARC is supporting 53 projects in Ohio totaling $24.1 million in fiscal year 2023. These investments have been matched by $76.3 million and are attracting an additional $500,000 in leveraged private investments in Ohio. They are also creating or retaining 440 jobs, training and educating 8,560 students and workers, and benefitting the 2 million residents in Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Mike DeWine

Governor’s ARC Representative:
John Carey, Director
email: john.carey@development.ohio.gov

Governor’s Office of Appalachia
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

ARC State Program Manager:
Julia Hinten, Appalachia Program Manager
Community Services Division
email: julia.hinten@development.ohio.gov

Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2023, ARC and the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia partnered on the following investments and projects.

Community Infrastructure
invested in Ohio to ensure access to reliable and affordable broadband, clean water and updated wastewater systems, highways, and more
Workforce Ecosystem
invested in Ohio to expand community systems that will help Appalachians obtain a job, stay on the job, and advance their careers
Regional Culture & Tourism
invested in preserving Ohio’s local history, culture, and natural assets
Additional Priorities
invested in entrepreneurship and business development to strengthen the economy and grow the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and communities in Ohio

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2023

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2023 investments in Ohio.

Investments in Action

Youngstown Business Incubator

The Youngstown Business Center (YBI), a shared-use additive manufacturing facility in Mahoning Valley, used ARC support to purchase additional equipment to be used by local start-ups and smaller manufacturing businesses.
Three individuals work on computers in office lobby

State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2024

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(32 out of 88 counties): Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington

Local Development Districts

Buckeye Hills–Hocking Valley Regional Development District
Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

State Links