Muskingum County business leaders gathered Thursday to talk about their plans for the coming year and the ideas that will impact the community.
President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said despite the recent economic downturn the outlook is bright for area business.
"One of the things we talk about today is economic development because we're not out of the woods yet from an economic stand point, and that's obvious to everyone," said Poorman. "All they have to do is look at the unemployment rate in our area, in the region of our state, and we have a lot of work to do but the good news is there is light at the end of the tunnel."
Managing Director of Long Term Care Solutions Center Corporation Larry Triplett spoke on his experiences in how the world of technology is giving local business the potential to reach a national audience.
"Technology enables us to create tools and products that address a specific, unique need, somewhere in an industry," explained Triplett. "In our case it was the nursing home industry, and because of that it opens up our market to all 16,000 nursing homes around the country."
The economic outlook luncheon took place at the Muskingum County Business Incubator's new location on Pinkerton Road in South Zanesville.
For ideas of how the Business Incubator can help your business visit, www.mcbi.info.