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Promoting jobs and the economy of Perry County.

The Perry County Community Improvement Corporation (the CIC) assists businesses, employers and entrepreneurs with economic development opportunities in Perry County. The CIC works closely with local officials in Perry County, as well as regional and state economic development resources, to assist businesses in locating and thriving in Perry County.


The CIC is a public-private partnership governed by a local, volunteer board of trustees and an executive director. It  was established under Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code for the purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of Perry County. The CIC has special powers granted under Ohio law to pursue those goals,  including the ability to borrow money for any purpose of the corporation; to purchase, receive, hold, lease or convey land and personal property; to serve as an agent for grant applications and for the administration of grants and to do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers especially created in Chapter 1724 of the Revised Code.  The CIC can use these powers to assist businesses in locating sites, acquiring equipment or other necessary financing.


For more information about business opportunities in Perry County, contact CIC Executive Director Tom Johnson at either 740-621-3580 or


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