2017 Appalachian Assistance Grant Program Return on Investment Report Released

The 2017 Appalachian Assistance Grant Program Return on Investment Report is now available online.

In 2017, Ohio’s LDDs administered 52 projects with $47,171,621 in total project costs (including $10,100,057 in federal and state investments) that resulted in 447 new jobs and 2,061 jobs retained.
Ohio’s Local Development Districts accomplish this by fostering partnerships among local governments, building public-private alliances and making strategic investments. The four Local Development Districts work to achieve the greatest impact leveraging limited resources to bring more funding into the Region.
Ohio’s Local Development Districts secured $34.91 in direct Appalachian project dollars for every $1 spent on administration.