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APEG Connects You to Growth
APEG is a private non-profit economic development corporation that works with companies to facilitate growth, capital investment and job creation throughout Southeast Ohio. As JobsOhio’s official regional partner, APEG serves as the field staff for JobsOhio in southeast Ohio. We connect companies with development financing and incentive programs and serve as a liaison to state and local agencies to help expedite business development projects.
APEG assists businesses in accessing JobsOhio economic development incentive and financial assistance programs. These programs are available to existing companies in the APEG region making capital investments and creating jobs in JobsOhio Target Industries. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis and depends upon job creation, job retention, capital investment, wage rates and total payroll, return on investment to Ohio, industry classification, interstate competition, and other factors.
APEG provides business development services in the following areas:
Site Selection: APEG maintains an inventory of industrial sites and buildings and can help your company find a new location.
- Financing: APEG can introduce you to a variety of funding programs designed to complement your conventional financing.
- JobsOhio Growth Fund
- Ohio 166 Direct loan
- Ohio Research and Development Investment Loan Fund
- Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund
- Innovation Ohio Loan Fund
- Local development organizations (link to county contacts list) can also provide financing options at regional and local revolving loan programs, state and federal agencies, and local banks.
- Tax Exemptions & Grants: APEG can introduce you to cost savings opportunities through development incentive programs such as:
- Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit
- JobsOhio Grant
- JobsOhio Workforce Grant
- Ohio Roadwork Development Fund
- JobsOhio Site Revitalization Program
- Local development organizations (link to list) can help you access a variety of local incentives such as tax credits and real property tax exemptions through the Ohio Enterprise Zone program.
- Manufacturing Solutions: APEG’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) can help develop customized training programs at a competitive cost, including LEAN, Six Sigma, Kaizen, process mapping, safety training, team building, ISO quality training, leadership development, HR training, blue print reading and much more. We will work closely with you to understand your needs and help design customized solutions to support your success.
- Workforce: The APEG team can introduce you to numerous resources designed to help identify and supply you with qualified workforce as well as assistance with training. Here are some the key resources related to work force development in the region.
APEG Has The Resources To Fuel Your Growth!
As the JobsOhio partner in southern and eastern Ohio, APEG can offer businesses looking to grow information, access to resources and recommendations on available programs from the state.
APEG has the ability to quickly bring together the right people and information to address business growth challenges and offer insight in areas such as funding opportunities, tax incentives, regulatory issues and the right methods to access the region’s talent pool.