The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is located in the Belmont County seat of St.Clairsville, and is your prime point of contact for regional economic development . We invite you to visit our Main Street office on the Historic National Road.
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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. The newly completed $2.7 million dollar Fox Commerce Industrial Park, with a 125-acre tract, is located on I-70 (one of the nation’s busiest interstates) and 10 miles from the Ohio River. The Fox Commerce Industrial Park is also centrally located being that it is only 30 minutes from Interstate 77 and 20 minutes from Interstate 79.
A major transportation time saver factor exists having I-70 (I-70 has a daily traffic count of over 60,000 vehicles) running east and west while I-77 and I-79 runs 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.
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