South Central Ohio Workforce Partnership offers a wide variety of free services and resources including hiring events and training support.
Ohio Means Jobs centers assist job seekers, employers and youth with job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training, Job Fairs, testing, on-the-job training agreement reimbursements, employer application services ad more.
JobsOhio Workforce Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment and project location.
OHIO Chillicothe provides a small campus setting with the recognition of an Ohio University degree. The campus offers more than 20 academic programs to pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree along with programs for continuing education, professional development and certification courses.
Pickaway Ross Career & Technology Center students are members of Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA (an association of marketing students), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA) and SkillsUSA.
MADE is the local chapter of Drug Free Clubs of America, providing students the support they need to live drug-free lives. All Ross County high schools and vocational schools have clubs in their schools. Currently, there are more than 2,000 students who voluntarily participate in the program.
Leader in Me Program empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Many K-12 schools in Ross County have adopted and follow the Leader In Me program.
Skills Training Enhancement Program (STEP), sponsored by Pickaway Ross Career & Technology Center, teaches soft skills and builds work ethic for those who enroll in the program.
The Ohio State University South Centers provides many levels of support for small business, manufacturing and exports.
Foreign Trade Zone #138 allows Ross County industries to save time and money.
U.S. Small Business Administration can guide you through resources available on a federal level.
Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce will help you connect with other businesses in the area through their numerous networking opportunities.
Chillicothe and Ross County are served by three federal highways, three railroads and an airport that can handle major aircraft.
ODOT District 9 - Ross County
About 60 percent of the population of the United States is within a day’s drive of Chillicothe and southern Ohio. U.S. 35 is of interstate quality from Gallipolis on the Ohio River and runs northwest through Ross County to Dayton and I-75. It takes about 70 minutes to get from Chillicothe to the Dayton area. U.S. 23 is four lane from Portsmouth on the Ohio River through Ross County to Columbus, intersecting interstate routes 71, 70 and 270. It takes only 35 minutes to get from northern Chillicothe to I-270. U.S. 23 to Ohio 316 takes you to Rickenbacker Airport and the new intermodal facility. U.S. 50 connects the Maryland coast to California.
Class 1 railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern serve Ross County. The Norfolk Southern Heartland Corridor carries double-stack containers from the Port of Virginia to one of the nation’s largest intermodal facilities at the Inland Port at Rickenbacker, 30 miles north of Chillicothe. The Ohio South Central Railroad provides short line service to southern Ohio and interconnection with CSX in Ross County.
The Ross County Shoemaker Airport is six miles northwest of Chillicothe. The main runway is 5,404 feet long and 100 feet wide allowing for single-wheel planes of 30,000 pounds and double-wheel planes of 60,000 pounds. The terminal is manned from 8 a.m. to dusk and jet and other fuel is available. Hangars also are available. For more information, call TRM Aviation at 740-773-4788.