The Jackson County Economic Development Board (JCEDB) is a not-for-profit organization 501© (3) focused on economic and community programs that center on the creation and retention of jobs. JCEDB is a group of community leaders, representatives of Jackson County, working together to develop, expand, and strengthen the economic base of Jackson County by organizing and implementing a comprehensive and coordinated community economic development system, which focuses on new business development, as well as retention and expansion of existing businesses. JCEDB’s volunteer Board represents a cross-section of the community working together to encourage economic growth and stability in the county.

As a not-for-profit organization, JCEDB is funded through three primary sources: contracted services, grant writing/administration, and charitable contributions. JCEDB values its working relationships and partnerships throughout Jackson County and the southern Ohio region and maintain strict confidentiality with our clients. JCEDB continues to strive to serve as a resource and a tool for existing businesses as well as new ventures. The Board and Staff of JCEDB actively advocate existing and new business activity. Jackson County’s local economy and its residents’ standard of living depend upon these enterprises. Business people are JCEDB’s “honored guests” and successful public-private partnerships its goal.

Jackson County Economic Development Board
920 Veterans Drive, Suite A, Jackson, OH 45640


To learn more about the The Jackson County Economic Development Board, please contact our office.

Jennifer Jacobs
JCEDB Executive Director
740.286.2838 or


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JCEDB Value Added Services.


Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director
Sam Brady, Economic Development Specialist


American Electric Power
Bellisio Foods
BrenMar Construction, Inc.
Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc
City of Jackson
City of Wellston
Cole, Kirby and Associates
Cotner, Cooley, Clark, & Sharp, CPAs
The Davis Family LTD Partnership DBA: Classic Plaza/U-Store-It
Dr. Marla Haller
Elemetal Refining
Family Oxygen & Medical Equipment
Fluor BWXT
Holzer Health System
Jackson County Commissioners
Jackson County Water Co., Inc.
Jerry’s Jamestown Market
Jones-Stephenson Insurance
Richard P. LeGrand
Montgomery Machine & Fabrication
Mt. Zion Animal Clinic and Boarding
N.E.A. Enterprises, Inc.
Oak Hill Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Valley Bank Co.
Reliable Staffing Services
Rumpke Waste
Sheward-Fulks Insurance Agency
Superior Hardwoods of Ohio
Waugh Insurance Agency, inc.
WesBanco Bank


Executive Committee
Chair Randy Heath-Mayor of Jackson
Vice Chair, Joe Wyant-Ohio Valley Bank
Treasurer Judy Kiefer-WesBanco
Secretary Paul Haller-Jackson County Board of Commissioners
Past Chair Bobbi Montgomery-Montgomery Machine & Fabrication

Full Board Members
Paul Berridge-Equipment Services
Karen Cyrus-Kitchen Collection
Rhonda Dailey-Holzer Health System
Nea Henry-Appalachia Realty
Julia Coyan-Ohio Means Jobs-Jackson County
Martin Wallace-Jobs & Family Services
Erik Massie-Geiger Brothers
Larry Kidd-Reliable Staffing Services
Larry Foster-Jackson County Water Company
Bruce Downard-Rumpke Waste
Phil Fain-Montgomery Trucking
Kimberly Milliken-Mayor of Coalton
Connie Pelletier-Mayor of Wellston
Robert Leonard-Mayor of Oak Hill
Rick McCarty-SJM Construction
Ryan Wright-Bellisio Foods
Jeff Vandlen-General Mills
Terri Walters-GJMV Solid Waste District
Jerry Mossbarger-Jackson County Broadcasting, Inc.
Kent Eldridge-Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative
Patrick Ball-Peoples Insurance
Kurtis Strickland-Oak Hill Area Chamber of Commerce
Alan Terry-Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
Barb Prater-Wellston Area Chamber of Commerce
Clayton Newman-Breakthrough Consulting
William S. Cole-Cole, Kirby & Associates
Alan Stockmeister-Elemetal Refining
Tim Wojdacz-Engineer City of Wellston
Dan Fulks-Sheward-Fulks Insurance Agency
Jon Hensler-Consulate Health Care
Rick Oliver-Affordable Small Engine Repair
Rick Smith-Iron City Pipe and Supply
Dr. Marsha Lewis-Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Eric Brown-Osborne Equipment



Fair Housing Program-Fair Housing Is Your Right

The Jackson County Economic Development Board (JCEDB) office through a contract with Jackson County serves as the fair housing office and offers services to the community by administering the Jackson County Fair Housing Program. The housing coordinator is here to help by answering your housing questions, assisting you in finding the right answers, providing education on your rights and responsibilities and assisting you in filing fair housing complaints. We offer assistance to everyone and there is no fee for this service.

Fair Housing is the law and your right, and everyone is protected by federal and state laws. Everyone has the right to live where you want and can afford. Fair Housing discrimination is illegal. Everyone may freely choose a place to live without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or because you are disabled or have children in your family and your military status. The law applies in the sale and rental of housing, mortgage lending, insurance and advertising.

The Fair Housing Act was first passed in 1968, shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and it prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion and national origin. Discrimination based on sex was added in 1974. When the law was comprehensively amended in 1988, it was changed to include discrimination against people because of disability and because of familial status - the presence of children under the age of 18.  On March 24, 2008, a bill went into effect in Ohio that also prohibits discrimination based on military status.

The Jackson County Fair Housing Office offers training, outreach materials and complaint intake to the community. Additionally, we assist you with filing a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) if you feel you have been treated unfairly.

For additional information, related links and helpful downloads, please visit the Jackson County Fair Housing website at