We are proud to announce that Ashland (County), Ohio has been ranked #5 Micropolitan for 2018. While Ashland has continued to grow with the Micropolitan rankings, this is the first year we’ve broken the Top 5.
Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup is the most prestigious national award for economic development; with Micropolitan being a community less than 50,000. The award is based on the previous calendar year’s projects: including start-ups, expansions and relocations. To qualify, each project must create 20+ jobs, be $1M+ new construction (including land and building), or 20,000 square foot construction.
The magazine’s Press Release and Micropolitan article can be found at the below links:
“America’s Sustainability Community Series; Ashland, OH” is featured in Business View Magazine’s Feb/March 2019 edition. The article focuses on Ashland County’s industrial heritage and how it has sustained the test of time.
“Grow Ashland partnered with Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Bill Mellick, North Central Workforce Alliance’s Erv Howard and Transformation Network’s Dan Phillip for an article in Business In Focus Magazine’s February 2019 edition. The focus was on how Grow Ashland and the area’s workforce partners are collaborating to address current workforce challenges.
October 18, 2018 – Grow Ashland earned 1st Place in Excellence Award in Marketing & Communications during the OEDA (Ohio Economic Development Association) 2018 Annual Summit reception held at the Columbus Renaissance Downtown. The award recognizes successful economic developing marketing projects or marketing campaigns.
October 4, 2018 – Grow Ashland had the honor of hosting Columbus-based COMTEX’s Groundbreaking and Ground Blessing today at the facility’s future site on the 250 North bypass. The commercial, state-of-the-art healthcare laundry facility chose Ashland for its first expansion; a $20,740,000 investment in our community, with a commitment of 75-100 jobs.
September 19, 2018 – Join us in welcoming Barbara Lang as Grow Ashland’s new office manager. Barbara lives on a dairy farm in Big Prarie area with her husband and daughter and is an award-winning writer and member of Killbuck Valley Writer’s Guild, Friends of Ohio Barns and the Farm Bureau. Her prior work experience includes Wayne Economic Development Council. Welcome Barbara!
June 28, 2018 – Grow Ashland hosted a groundbreaking and reception to celebrate Pioneer’s 12,000 sq ft warehouse addition to its current facility, and as Mayor Miller adequately pointed out, the opening day for Ashland’s Balloonfest was the perfect way to celebrate Pioneer National Latex’s expansion.
June 19, 2018 – Join us in welcoming Hillsdale senior Anna Rowland as our summer intern. Anna is currently taking college-plus classes at Ashland University with plans to study American History and Law. She also just added “2018 State Softball Champion Team” to her resume. Congrats Anna!