The mission of GROW Licking County CIC is to provide responsive and individualized economic development support that enables business to expand or relocate in Licking County, Ohio. GROW Licking County serves as the front door of the community – welcoming development, connecting resources, and increasing opportunities.

Through our public-private partnership, GROW Licking County facilitates relationships throughout its footprint to ensure the county encourages emerging and existing growth opportunities across our diverse industry sectors.

Our core message —“Simplifying Success”— can be seen in the businesses that we have assisted, the testimonials from project partners on GROW’s unique approach to economic development, and the overall quality of life here in Licking County. These successes include the growth of 3,500 new jobs, retention of 1,500 existing jobs, and facilitation of over $600 million in direct investment throughout Licking County.  

Please explore our website to learn how we can become part of your success story.

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Recent Blogs

  • RFP for Consulting Services

    February 15, 2017
    As 2017 gets underway, GROW Licking County is looking for some help (!) in crafting a dynamic, economic development action plan for our county. As bac... Learn more >
  • Licking County's 20 Under 40 -- Personalities and Posts

    January 23, 2017
    Late last year, the Newark Advocate highlighted 20 various young professionals who are making a difference here in Licking County.  As I rea... Learn more >
  • What a Difference a Year Makes

    November 21, 2016
    Last week, I wrote about my travels to Central Europe – as part of a trade mission with Columbus 2020.  However, while I was at the Bergamo... Learn more >