The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) of Belmont County in a non-profit corporation that has been dedicated to economic development since 1962.
Belmont County: Gateway to the Upper Ohio Valley
Belmont County is the center of Eastern Ohio, sharing development in the Ohio River Valley with Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Situated in the Buckeye State’s Appalachian foothills, it is a key region of Ohio’s economic development. Built on abundant natural resources plus a strong workforce, industry and manufacturing, education and entrepreneurship continue to grow in asset-based development. Belmont County’s historically valuable geography makes this Ohio Gateway to the West a diverse and rich business, social, and cultural hub bordering Southeastern and Northeastern Ohio.
Belmont County offers every transportation option. This county has access to Interstate 70 with its east-west highway corridor running through the heart of America’s great Ohio River Valley Basin.
A major transportation time saver exists having I-70 (with a daily traffic count of over 60,000 vehicles) running east and west while our neighbors to each side have I-77 and I-79 running north and south to major markets including Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Charleston, Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo – all within a 500 mile drive. Coupled with more than 30 motor freight companies, the above transportation modes serve more than 50% of the nation’s population and more than 60% of its manufacturing plants – all within overnight travel to Belmont County.