Scioto County, Ohio has attracted companies for many years because of our superior connectivity, our abundant natural resources -and most of all, because area residents have always believed in the advantages of hard work and quality. You’ll see it in everything from significantly lower rates of absenteeism to higher productivity to lower-than-normal turnover.

Scioto County and our 12-county, two-state region boast a workforce of more than 208,000 hardworking folks with solid experience in steel, manufacturing, chemicals, wood products, and other industries.

We keep our workforce productive and ready for tomorrow’s employers with a strong emphasis on education and workforce development built upon industry’s needs. For example, the Scioto County Career Technical College and the Shawnee State University offer high-school, adult, and high-education programs in industrial maintenance, CNC programming and operation, maintenance, welding, plastics engineering, and digital simulation, among many other in-demand career fields such as nursing. K-12 educators provide a firm foundation with programs, such as the amazing Portsmouth STEM Academy, which delivers high levels of achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as in the arts and humanities.