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The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance and the Fairfield County Commissioners would like to cordially invite you to the Fairfield County Economic Development Summit taking place from noon - 3 p.m. on August 27th.  Guests will have the opportunity to tour the new workforce training center (4465 Coonpath Road, Carroll, OH) and hear from the CEO of Columbus 2020, Mr. Kenny McDonald, who will discuss the future of the Columbus region.  Other speakers will cover economic and workforce development plans and programming for Fairfield County and its political subdivisions as well as the resources and business incentives available to spur new job opportunities for our residents.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP at Economic Summit.  We look forward to seeing you.

Fairfield County Wraps Up Engineering Technology Summer Camp with Visit from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Lancaster, OH- Last week the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance wrapped up its Engineering and Technology Summer Camp with a visit from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and graduation and presentations from the students. The Fairfield County Engineering Technology Camp Classes of 2019 were presented with certificates of achievement from the Senator and showcased their week-long projects that focused on plastics.

“This kind of camp introduces kids to working with their brains and with their hands, and they are learning from companies that get to make these sorts of things right in their own back yard,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. “By starting young these kids are discovering that people can go to a career center, they can go to a tech school, they can be a union apprentice, carpenter, electrician, and they will find these good-paying jobs that have good benefits.”

35 eighth and ninth grade students in Fairfield County spent their week diving into the realm of plastics and toured local manufacturing companies Midwest Fabricating, Company Wrench, Worthington Industries, Blue Label Digital, and niFco.

“This was a great opportunity to show students what local business’ have to offer in the way of technology and careers,” said Rick Szabrak, Fairfield County Economic Development Director. “Watching the students creating plastic products in the lab and seeing their excitement in engineering just shows how great of a job our schools are doing in their STEM programs and gives me great hope for our future workforce.”

“There are so many rewarding career paths in manufacturing,” said Gina Orr, Instructor at Ohio University Lancaster’s Engineering Technology Lab. “I’m hoping that this week gave these students a glimpse at the variety of options in the industry and that the paths are endless. Some kids in the county may not be able to afford college or take on college debt. The manufacturing industry is a great alternative for students who want to pursue a career without the burden of student loans.”

The Engineering and Technology Summer Camp is one of Senator Brown’s official summer manufacturing camps. The Senator currently hosts 36 camps in 26 counties across Ohio.

The 2019 Engineering and Technology camp is organized by the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance and sponsored by Ohio University Lancaster, Lancaster City Schools, and South Central Power. The camp was free for students thanks to the contributions of local business and the Fairfield 33 Alliance.

The Engineering Technology Summer Camp is open to any student who will be enrolled in eighth or ninth grade at a Fairfield County school or are home school and is interested in STEM academics.
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Welcome to Fairfield 33 Corridor

Ranging from the cities of Canal Winchester, Lancaster, and Pickerington; the Fairfield 33 Corridor encompasses Violet, Bloom and Greenfield Townships and is located directly between the urban area of Columbus and the scenic beauty of the Hocking Hills. Fairfield County is only a one-day drive for 60% of the United States population and 50% of the Canadian population.

The Corridor has abundant resources that allow businesses to operate efficiently and effectively. In the Corridor, businesses can:
Transport goods, materials and people throughout the region, country, and world through a multifaceted transportation system
Hire a reliable workforce with the skills to meet any
business challenge
Support business applications by tapping into an outstanding utility infrastructure and an abundance of natural resources
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Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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