SAVE THE DATE! Fairfield County Economic Update

December 15, 2021 @ 9:00AM

@ Fairfield County Workforce Center
Fairfield County, like the rest of the country, continues to see a gap in its workforce. Learn from companies and workforce specialists about what is causing this trend and ways to adapt to this changing labor model.
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RLF Consultant RFQ

Fairfield County looking for qualified individuals or companies to support small businesses with financial and consulting services.


Fairfield County Pledges Support for Broadband Expansion


Grant Writing Services for Fairfield County Townships and Villages



The Fairfield County Workforce Center is pleased to announce several workforce training initiatives to begin in August. Hocking College is set to continue its Ready-to-Work series with programs in electrical, carpentry, and HVAC while Ohio University Lancaster’s Engineering Technology program will offer instruction for the following courses:  Basic Electronics, Basic Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Safety Management, and Engineering Graphics.




Today the State of Ohio is announcing the launch of four new small business grant programs:


  • Food and Beverage establishment Grant
  • Lodging Grant
  • Entertainment Venue Grant
  • And New Small Business Grant (for businesses that started in 2020)


These grants range from up to $10,000 to $30,000. Businesses will be limited in applying for one of the above programs. Please see the attached program briefings.


Applications will go live on Tuesday morning. More details to come.

Applicants will be able to apply at the website The website was updated this morning with additional information, including each program’s terms and conditions.


As always if you have any questions, please reach out to one of our SBDC counselors for assistance.


Fairfield County Workforce Center to Offer Ready to Work Manufacturing Program




2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: Career Readiness & PickawayWORKS
Employer Details / Employer Registration 

Student Details / Student Registration


Fairfield County Awards Loans and Requests Applicants for COVID Relief Loans


Did you know that by 2022 the HVAC industry will be short over 138,000 technicians?
Hocking College is having a 16 week HVAC Ready to Work program at the Fairfield County Workforce Center.  This is a great short-term training opportunity to get those interested ready to join the workforce in an in-demand field.

Classes begin March 1 so sign up today!


ODJFS Creates New Hotline for Victims of Unemployment Identity Theft.
To file a fraudulent

The City of Lancaster’s Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) was established to provide financial assistance to existing local small businesses to maintain operations and retain jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about Lancaster, OH Community Development Department

Ohio Home Relief Grant Opportunity (OHRG)
offers rent, mortgage and water and sewer assistance. The State of Ohio has designated a portion of the CARES funding to help low-income Ohioans who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage, and water bills. This program will help families and individuals in Fairfield County, Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. More Information on OHRG.

Fairfield County Workforce Training Center to Offer HVAC Courses

Fairfield County Receives $913,000 Grant For Covid Relief Business Loans

Energy Grant can Help Fairfield County Businesses Save on Energy Costs

About 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