Economic Prosperity Planning Initiative is Underway!

The snow, ice and frigid temps tried to keep us all down last week, but the elements were no match for the amazing enthusiasm of businesses in eastern Ohio.

Business Leaders convene in Marietta as part of APEG’s Prosperity Planning Initiative.

APEG and API kicked off the Economic Prosperity Planning Initiative with Business Focus Groups in the eastern portion of the region last week; meetings were held in Coshocton, Zanesville, Steubenville, St. Clairsville and Marietta.

Consultant, Allison Larsen of TadZo, directed the meetings by providing context and combining individuals into small working groups, where they shared current strengths and challenges of doing business in southern and eastern Ohio. These meetings were the first of many steps in the development of a regional strategic plan.

Business Focus Group meetings continue next week in Rio Grande, Athens, Portsmouth and Chillicothe. The week rounds out with the Program Review Meeting on February 14th from 11a – 1:30p.

Important Prosperity Plan Dates

February 11 – 14: Business Focus Groups (southern counties)
February 14: Program Review Meeting (Chillicothe)
March 18: Insights of the Region (Cambridge & Chillicothe)
March 19 – 21: Stakeholder Meetings (southern counties)
March 25 – 28: Stakeholder Meetings (eastern counties)
March 28: Strategy Session
June: Prosperity Plan Roll-out during Annual Meeting

For more information about how businesses can get involved, go here.