To all of our members and those who have been there to support us,
Jackson County has faced challenges before and now we face a challenge that is shared with the world. To those who have supported our essential businesses who have remained open, we thank you. For those businesses that will reopen as circumstances safely allow, please keep the faith, there will be better times. For those who have supported this business community day after day, year after year in good times and bad, we hope you will come back once again and be more supportive than ever, we are truly blessed and need you now more than ever. We have partnered with the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership and others during the pandemic and any information you need about the many federal and state government programs now available is online at www.jacksoncountyohio.com. These are the times that try our souls, and we, as a chamber of commerce, we, as a collective body of one, will find our way to the finish line.
Randy Heath, Executive Director
Jackson County Economic Development Partnership-JCEDP
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is at The Office Commons, located at 135 E. Huron Street, in Jackson, Ohio (at the corner of Huron St and Burlington Rd) as a resource for members and visitors alike. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Feel free to contact our office atfor additional information.
The Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce has been a leader in the Jackson business community since its formation on July 3rd, 1911. On behalf of Chamber staff and the Board of Directors, we welcome you to Jackson and thank you for your interest in all our community has to offer! Within two hours of five major cities and seven interstate highways, Jackson County still offers the peace and tranquility of a rural setting and the type of climate anyone would love to call “home.”
Jackson is comprised of hard-working residents, and is noted for its legendary involvement in the pig-iron industry in the last century as well as the total restructuring of its economy in the last four decades. It is proud of its young people, having recently completed the monumental project of creating all new or totally remodeled school facilities. Healthcare has boomed with a $56 million investment that includes a new comprehensive medical center. A variety of seasonal recreation opportunities are available, including many of our state’s premier hunting and fishing areas.
Jackson County is located in the central portion of southern Ohio. The city of Jackson, the county seat, is located 75 miles south of the state capital of Columbus, 100 miles east of Cincinnati and just over 30 miles northwest of the Ohio River at Gallipolis. The two major highways traveling through Jackson County are U.S. 35 and State Route 32. U.S. 35 is a major northwest/ southeast corridor that is heavily utilized by the trucking industry, and became completely four-lane from Dayton to Gallipolis in 2004. State Route 32 is part of the multi-state Appalachian Highway system and is four-lane from Cincinnati in the southwestern corner of the state to Marietta in the southeastern corner of the state, with a direct connection to Interstate 77.
Jackson also rests within two hours of seven major interstate highways. Interstates 71, 74 and 75 to the west, plus 77 and 79, both to the east, are all north-south routes while Interstate 64 to the south and 70 to the north are primary east-west corridors in the Midwestern United States. Jackson County is within 500 miles of two-thirds of the population of the United States. Jackson County has an airport, the James A. Rhodes Airport, located five miles south of Jackson.
Again, welcome to Jackson County and all of the wonderful experiences it has to offer.
If you are a visitor, we hope your stay is a most pleasant one. If you plan to move here, it is a grand place to call home. If you believe this would be a tremendous place to open a business or industry, we couldn’t agree more and hope to serve you throughout your entrepreneurial endeavors.
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce