The Muskingum County Business Incubator celebrated its 8th annual business plan competition Wednesday to help beginner businesses with potential to grow.
In order to qualify for the competition the companies had to produce a business plan following nine criteria and then five finalists were selected. Wednesday afternoon, the five contestants made a 10 to 15 minute presentation to explain their business to a panel of five judges.
A group of Russian delegates is visiting the Muskingum County Business Incubator.
They are traveling with representatives from the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program. Director Deb Martin said the purpose of the trip is to explore the similarities between rural American and rural Russian communities.
"We find that in rural areas, it's very difficult in terms of finding training for leaders and there's frequent turnover in the leadership, so I don't...
Area business leaders are coming together to learn more about clean energy.
The Muskingum County Business Incubator hosted the second installment of the Southeast Ohio Clean Energy Business Roundtable Series. Scott Miller with the Ohio University Voinovich School said the event is funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant.
"We think that there are lots of opportunities for all sorts of businesses, and clean energy is certainly a sector that everyone is very...
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by Zanesville on Monday to unveil a new jobs initiative.
Brown spoke at the Muskingum County Business Incubator about his effort to promote economic development across Ohio. The senator said he has introduced legislation that would create and support business incubators in hard-hit regions of the state.
"Ohio is known nationally as maybe the number one state for incubators,...
Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.
The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.
"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."
Workers with the Muskingum County Business Incubator officially have a new home, the old Maysville Middle School. Click the video link on the left to watch WHIZ Reporter Mark Bullion's full story.
What were once classrooms for students are now classrooms in the making for current and prospective business owners as workers scrambled to complete the newly renovated Muskingum County Business Incubator.
"We're all very excited. It's nice to know that we have plenty of space to...
Bids were placed for phase three of the new Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday afternoon.
The Muskingum County Commissioners originally had to send the bids back a few weeks ago because they were too high. Bids for phase three which deal with electrical, plumbing, and general contracting came back Monday with more favorable numbers.
"The apparent low bidder is Paul Construction, now the architect will review those numbers and let us know Thursday to make sure that...