Actively pursue the expansion and retention of businesses to promote regional economic growth



    1. Defined the Chamber of Commerce’s role and influence in the economic development process
    2. Partnered with Middletown Economic Development Department on 43 business visits
    3. Created marketing pieces highlighting the many “positives” of the region
    • Assets such as regional airport, aquifer, I-75, schools and energy
    • Developed a career cluster map based on the OhioMeansJobs defined “Career Clusters” that identifies higher education areas of study available for prospective businesses considering the region
    • Participates and supports Middletown’s What If Community Visioning process 
    • Participates and supports Downtown Middletown, Inc. (DMI) in their Strategic Planning process
    • Participates and supports Middletown City School District in their Strategic Planning process
    1.  Redesigned the All American Expo to increase business visibility and to introduce future workforce applicants to those businesses



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