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The Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio is the starting point for businesses and industries looking to begin operations in Ross or surrounding counties in addition to helping current employers looking to expand operations or in need of technical assistance. Since 2010, EDASO assisted in the creation of 674 jobs and has seen the value of property in Chillicothe and Ross County increase by 4.1 percent. A little more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space has been added in the past five years.


EDASO is a partnership of local and area businesses and industries and local government. Its board consists of officials from the major industries as well as key government officials. This cooperation allows for a smooth handling of issues such as permits, zoning and incentives. We invite you to check out our website to gain a better understanding of what is available to help you and your business prosper in Chillicothe, Ross County and southern Ohio. Learn More >>

Carlisle ceremony set for Oct. 19

It’s been more than 12 years since a fire nearly took down the downtown landmark, the Carlisle Building, for good. But on Monday, Oct. 19, years of frustration, followed by months of hope and progress, will finally culminate in the re-opening of the 130-year-old building. Adena Health System, the new lease holder on the building, plans to conduct a community celebration and official ribbon cutting at noon on Monday, Oct. 19 at the corner of Paint and Main streets in the heart of downtown Chillicothe. Read more


Local officials learn about forming a JEDD

Want new jobs? Want to encourage development locally? Want to have control over that development when it comes? If so, become familiar with the acronym JEDD, because area economic development officials and future city leaders are expressing significant interest in exploring a JEDD in Ross County in the years to come. A JEDD, or Joint Economic Development District, is a development tool that allows a city and an unincorporated entity, most commonly a township, to contract with each other for development purposes. Read more


New Fairfield Inn to open in late 2016

Local developer Pat McAllister says that, through the years, you learn to trust your gut feeling when it comes to involvement in new projects, particularly hotels. “Like any other business, it has its ups and downs and you have to be prepared for that, but currently, I think the trend is that we in this area can support another hotel.” That hotel will be a new Marriott-branded Fairfield Inn & Suites For Chillicothe and Ross County. Read more




Tax abatements, Industrial revenue bonds and other tools are available to help you start or expand your industry or business on a local level.

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Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio

45 East Main St.
Chillicothe OH 45601

Phone: 740.772.5100
Fax: 740.702.2727

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