County Overview of Muskingum County

APEG serves Muskingum 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: I-70, US 22, US 40, OH 16
  • Rail through County: Columbus and Ohio River Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corp, Ohio Central Railroad Inc, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Ohio Southern Railroad
  • Nearest Airport: Zanesville Municipal Airport, 850 Airport Rd, Zanesville OH
  • Distance – Airport to County Seat: 7.2 miles
  • County Seat: Zanesville
Executive DirectorMatt Abbott (740)455-0742

Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority
205 N. 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701


Utilities, Employment & Education

Electricity Providers

  • FrontierREA
  • Guernsey-MuskingumREA
  • LickingREA
  • OhioPower
  • SouthCentralREA

Natural Gas Providers

  • ColumbiaGas
  • Gasco
  • NIED

Major Employers

  • Genesis Healthcare System
  • Zandex
  • Dollar General Distribution Center
  • Auto Zone Distribution Center
  • Time Warner


  • AT & T Ohio
  • UTO (dba Century Link)
  • Frontier North
  • Windstream Ohio
  • Windstream Western Reserve

County News

Oil and gas boost trickles through county

A boost from the oil and gas industry has begun to trickle through Muskingum County again, according

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FWD:Energy receives research subsidy from the Department of Energy

FWD:Energy Inc., Zanesville, Ohio, has been awarded a research subsidy of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for use at federal laboratories to advance its technology to turn scrap tires into a key ingredient for lithium-ion batteries called Green Battery Carbon.

The awarded funds are provided through the DOE’s Small…

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