Article originally published: coshoctontribune.com
By: Leonard L. Hayhurst | Dec. 30, 2022
COSHOCTON − Local officials believe 2022 was a big year for new businesses in Coshocton County.
Amy Crown, executive director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, said they had 32 new members this past year. This is the most she can remember for some time.
Tiffany Swigert, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority, said business engagement is at an all time high and she is constantly meeting with new businesses looking to move into the area or existing businesses wanting to expand. Unfortunately, she can’t reveal those companies until they’re ready to make announcements.
“We have been met with incredible opportunities for our community and are working diligently to capture those presented and create new prospects by sharing the Coshocton story,” Swigert said. “We are grateful to have the ability to share information on new programing and other resources that can provide positive impacts on our industries. Understanding our local businesses history, their strengths, challenges and future desires helps our office connect them with relevant resources.”
She said the Appalachian Community Grant program launched this year through Gov. Mike DeWine’s office also has local stakeholders thinking big picture as it could be transformational and impactful for generations to come. The program specifically supports projects in Ohio’s Appalachian communities that focus on downtown infrastructure development, physical and behavioral health and workforce development.