Economic Development - Business and Industry

The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce is a leading force in Economic Development throughout Southeastern Ohio and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley.


Through the Chamber staff and our Economic Development sub-committee of the Board of Directors, the Chamber works in partnership with member business, local government and economic development agencies, industry associations and other organizations to gather, organize and articulate quality information about our area, its resources and opportunities.


In collaboration with other Economic Development agencies, we are working to improve and sustain an economic framework for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley to

  • retain and expand existing businesses

  • attract new businesses

  • expand exporting and trade

  • develop resources for financing, workforce training and optimization of land and facilities

  • establish and maximize peer-to-peer business opportunities among all Chamber members and our friends in neighboring counties throughout our region.

If you need assistance with business development, regardless of your business size, or if you want to start-up or relocate a business to Mid-Ohio Valley area, please contact the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce in confidence for assistance.


Washington County - Top Employers as of April 2015 

Marietta Memorial Hospital - 2,558
Peoples Bank-787
Pioneer Pipe-588
Thermo Fisher-480
Kraton Polymers-443
Marietta College-322
Solvay Advanced Polymers-290
Washington State Community College-160
RFJ Internaional-152

The Riverview Building
100 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 373-5176