Learn more about the JEDISO Region of South-Central Ohio

More than 327,000 skilled, dedicated workers

Single-day transportation access to more than 167 million consumers

Small-town living, natural beauty, and so much to do

Extensive utility capacity that’s remarkably affordable

Supporting business through practical incentives, low taxes, and speedy permitting


South Central Ohio’s JEDISO Region offers growing businesses so many advantages, starting with a location that puts companies within a single day’s drive of more than 176 million consumers, representing more than half of the U.S. population. Thanks to a robust network of Interstate-quality divided highways in every direction, with fast access to Interstates 64, 70, 71, and 77, it’s easy for companies to serve all the major markets in the eastern half of the nation. There’s also plenty of rail capacity and connections to ocean shipping ports and a major river port right here in Portsmouth, Ohio.

The JEDISO Region includes Jackson County, Pike County, Ross County, and Scioto County, Ohio, at the center of a 16-county regional labor shed of more than 327,000 people who have been raised in industries like manufacturing, farming, and timber, and who have the skills and the work ethic today’s companies are seeking.

The area has plenty of affordable natural and utility resources that support a wide range of industries, along with inexpensive sites, developable land, and existing building choices. If you’re in the aerospace industry, you’ll appreciate the fact two of our counties are Certified AeroReady, reducing your risks.

We’re surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills and adjacent to the Ohio River and its tributaries, giving outdoor enthusiasts plenty to do. There’s a surprisingly wide range of housing choices, from contemporary downtown-style apartments, to executive housing and acreage, to small-town charm, all populated by friendly people who get to know their neighbors. And when you’re in the mood for big-city excitement, we’re a short drive from the sporting events, live entertainment, shopping, and dining in Cincinnati and Columbus.

You’ll discover more about what the JEDISO Region has to offer you as you browse our site. And if you have specific questions or would like to know more, we’re here to help!