Ohio

Ohio

Ohio

Our Work In Ohio In partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia, ARC is supporting 56 projects in Ohio totaling $27.8 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $61.4 million and are attracting an additional $7.8 million in leveraged private investments in Ohio. They are…
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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine

Governor Mike DeWine was elected as Ohio’s 70th Governor in November 2018 and then reelected in November 2022. With a background in a small family business, DeWine’s political career has included serving as Greene County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator, U.S. Congressman, Ohio Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, and most recently, Ohio’s…
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John Carey, Ohio Governor's Alternate
Ohio

John Carey

John Carey was appointed Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia by GovernorMike DeWine in February 2019.John Carey served as the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education from2013 – 2018. As Chancellor he worked to align higher education programs with Ohio’s jobcreation and workforce needs. Carey also implemented…
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Ohio

Julia Hinten

Ohio Development Services Agency.
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Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Catalyst Connection: Bringing a New Energy to Northern Appalachia 

ARC’s Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is a funding opportunity driving large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects. Launched in 2022 using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) ARISE is strengthening Appalachian businesses and industries, and supporting the…
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Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Central Appalachia: Increasing Capital Access in Coal Communities

ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions in projects working to create jobs and new economic opportunities in coal-impacted communities. A barrier to the creation of opportunity, however, is capital access. Without the money and credit needed to start a business, the ideas of home-grown entrepreneurs cannot be put into…
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Kentucky, Ohio

Shawnee State University: Building a Behavioral Health Workforce 

With support from ARC’s INSPIRE initiative, many Appalachian communities are addressing substance use disorder (SUD) by bolstering recovery-to-work programs and related support services. Portsmouth, Ohio and the surrounding area – which includes both Southern Ohio and several counties in north central Appalachian Kentucky – is no…
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Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Monroe Allegheny Marion

TEAMing Up: A Regional Partnership Story

This story is one of several "Stories of Change" highlighted in a new evaluation of ARC's POWER Initiative.
Investment in Action
Ohio

ACEnet: Empowering Local Food Entrepreneurs 

For more than 25 years, ARC has partnered with the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) to support entrepreneurs and strengthen economic sectors in 32 counties across Appalachian Ohio. Local food provides a clear path to opportunity, and resilience, in many of those communities. To help them fully harness that potential, ACEnet helps markets…
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Ohio

Lawrence

Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Organization: Expanding Recovery Ecosystems in OH, KY and WV

The Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Organization (ILCAO) is dedicated to improving the well-being of residents of Lawrence County, Ohio by providing assistance for housing, homelessness, and nutrition, early childhood services, and job training opportunities. Together these services are having a critical impact in a county where economic distress is steadily increasing. Now, with a $500,000 grant from ARC’s INvestments Supporting Partnerships…
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