County Overview of Athens County

APEG serves Athens County as a JobsOhio network partner in economic development and with support from the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative for their forest and wood products businesses. 

  • Highways through County: US 33, US 50, OH 32
  • Rail through County: Kanawha River Railroad
  • Nearest Airport: Ohio University Airport
  • Distance – Airport to County Seat: 11.8 miles
  • County Seat: Athens
Executive DirectorSara Marrs-Maxfield (740) 597-1420

340 West State Street, Suite 26
Athens, Ohio 45701


Utilities, Employment & Education

Electricity Providers

  • Buckeye REA
  • AEP Ohio Power
  • Washington REA

Natural Gas Providers

  • Columbia Gas
  • Southeast

Major Employers

  • Diagnostic Hybrids Inc
  • ED MAP Inc
  • O’Bleness Memorial Hospital
  • Rocky Boot Company
  • Sunpower Inc
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc


  • AT&T Ohio
  • UTO (dba CenturyLink)
  • Frontier North
  • Horizon Telecom

County News

Athens company gets county tax abatement, JobsOhio funding for expansion

A real estate tax abatement for the expansion of RXQ Compounding was approved Tuesday by the Athens County

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Stimson Avenue roundabout will reduce traffic congestion

As Ohio University students moved in last week, many of them used a new roundabout on Stimson Avenue to get to

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