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Economic Development

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Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce works in partnership with our members, Southeast Ohio Port Authority, City of Belpre, and other economic development agencies to provide a climate in the Belpre Area and the Mod-Ohio Valley attractive as a place to start and grow a business.

Through the Chamber staff and our Member Development Committee of the Board of Directors, the Chamber works with individuals and organizations to become a hub of information about our area and business resources. Members also are encouraged to take advantage of education and training opportunities and mentorships for businesses looking to expand and grow. A variety of events such as a Business Expo and shopping events encouraging local trade and commerce are traditional.

Specifically, the Chamber board was a partner in developing the existing City of Belpre Economic Development Strategic Plan, which outlines plans for the City and its partners to begin work in ensuring a quality environment for business growth, residential growth, services and city development.


Members are always welcome to become a part of the Membership growth Committee. Interested persons and businesses are encouraged to call the Chamber office for more information.

If you need any information about available sites for development of larger commercial or industrial enterprises, please contact the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority:  The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority is Washington County’s economic development agency, working to improve our region by retaining jobs, recruiting new companies, developing sites, and promoting growth.

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