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RFP - Q&A Responses

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by Nate Strum General

In line with our recent RFP, here are answers to the submitted questions:   1)   Are the “career pathways” for Licking County already identified? If so, where can we find more information on them? (Manufacturing, health care, IT?) or do you expect the consultant to build-out the career pathways as part of the needs assessment?   In reviewing anecdotal evidence for Licking County, the following career pathways have been identified as our primary, economic - ba…




RFP Solicitations for Assistance -- Skills Gap Assessment

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020 by Nate Strum General

GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation in partnership with OhioMeansJobs – Licking County and the Licking County Educational Service Center (ESC) are soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms and teams to aid in providing Licking County a needs assessment around gaps in education and workforce development.   Background: As part of an effort to create a county wide economic development strategy, GROW Licking County CIC engaged The Montrose Group in 2017 to f…




GROW Hires Stephanie I. Bosco as new Assistant Director

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Nate Strum General

    GROW Licking County CIC announces that Ms. Stephanie I. Bosco will be joining the organization as its new Assistant Director starting February 3, 2020. In her new role, Ms. Bosco will be joining Executive Director Nathan A. Strum in leading the local economic development efforts in Licking County, Ohio.       “This addition to the staff of GROW Licking County CIC will make us much more effective in the execution of our county-wide economic development str…




Join Team GLC !

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Nate Strum General

GROW Licking County CIC, a premier economic development organization in Central Ohio, is looking for an Assistant Director.     About the Organization   Formed in 2012 as a public-private partnership, GROW Licking County CIC serves as the local economic development organization (LEDO) for Licking County, Ohio.  Headquartered in Newark, OH, GROW Licking County has worked with a substantial number of manufacturers, logistics firms, data operations, and other job creato…




Taylor Lovell Joins GROW Licking County

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Nate Strum General

GROW Licking County CIC is pleased to announce that Taylor Lovell has joined our team as our new Economic Development Coordinator.    Taylor is a lifelong Licking Countian -- a high school graduate of Licking Valley who pursued her undergraduate degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Business Administration, majoring in Finance.   Prior to joining GROW Licking County, Taylor served as an Accounting Specialist with GBQ Partners, LLC in Columbus, Ohio.   Tay…




Join Our Team !!!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 by Nate Strum General

GROW Licking County & the Licking County Chamber of Commerce is HIRING !?!?!?   Interested in g-r-o-w-ing our local economy?  Have an interest in promoting our community and attracting or expanding new job opportunities to Licking County?  Then be sure to check out our recent posting for an Economic Development Coordinator with the Licking County Chamber of Commerce & GROW Licking County !!!   Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salar…




Reflections from 2015 to Now

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Nate Strum General

I love the photo in this blog.  It was taken 3 days into my time with GROW Licking County -- and although my face might look serious, my eyes say I am terrified.     It has been a wild 3 years.  In such a short time, we have created an infrastructure priority database, a full-on economic strategy, have facilitated numerous opportunities throughout the county, and have positioned Licking County to continue to thrive in the future.     But we are not don…




Economic Development is ... ... Change

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Nate Strum General

When I graduated from Muskingum (College) University, I remember explaining to my newly acquired in-laws that I would serve as the City of Zanesville’s Planner & Zoning Administrator.  After a puzzled look by my father-in-law, I simply said that I would be the person who would make sure homes stayed in residential areas and businesses located in business areas.  Simple enough.  However, when I joined Allegheny County Economic Development and they asked me what I did &nda…




2017 Year in Review

Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Nate Strum General

  "You can't really know where you going until you know where you have been." - Maya Angelou  







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