COVID-19 Update as of May 4, 2020:
The Innovation Center is open and maintaining safe operations in support of its business clients. The Innovation Center is also accepting new clients during this pandemic. For a full list of COVID-19 business resources, please click here. Contact us with any questions.
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OhioSE and JobsOhio Offer $1 Million Grant to General Mills
August 10, 2020
IC Client, OhioSE, and JobsOhio have offered a $1 million development grant to expand operations of the General Mills production facility in Wellston, Ohio. The expansion of the facility is expected to increase the workforce to nearly 900 full-time employees. Jackson County Commissioners and the City of Wellston also assisted in securing the investment.
Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $68.5 million in SE Ohio
July 23, 2020
In 2019, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested more than $68.5 million into support, development, and growth of its eight-county region. This investment includes project costs, matching funds, and private contributions. The Council's mission is to work cooperatively to improve its region comes to life through those who do the work.
Innovation Center Featured in ConnectED Newsletter
July 15, 2020
Check out the Summer 2020 issue of ConnectED, the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s quarterly newsletter. The Innovation Center is featured on page 14 for its continued positive economic impact in Athens County. The Innovation Center supported 335 jobs that generated an estimated $22 million in employee compensation in in 2019.