The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) of Belmont County, Ohio, is a non-profit corporation that has been dedicated to economic development since 1962.
Our mission: to create, advance, encourage, and promote industrial, economic, commercial, research, workforce capacity, and civic development.
Belmont County, Ohio: Gateway to the Upper Ohio Valley
- is the center of eastern Ohio, sharing development in the Upper Ohio River Valley with Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
- is the heart of the Utica and Marcellus Shale.
- has I-70 running through the county 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. The 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.
The county seat of St. Clairsville, Ohio, located in the center of the county, is 70 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, PA.