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County Contact Information

Robert Horton, Director

Scioto County Economic Development/Southern Ohio Port Authority
602 Seventh Street, Room 404
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Phone: (740) 357-9779 Local Economic Development Website:

APEG serves Scioto County as a JobsOhio network partner in economic development and with support from the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative for their forest and wood products businesses. 

Highways through County: US 23, US 52, OH 73

Rail through County: CSX Transportation Inc and Norfolk Southern Corp

Nearest Airport: Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport, 138 Barklow Road, Portsmouth OH

Distance – Airport to County Seat: 14.1

County Seat: Portsmouth

Electric Service Providers

  • Adams REA
  • Buckeye REA
  • Columbus Southern Power
  • Ohio Power
  • South Central REA

Natural Gas Providers

  • Columbia Gas
  • Spectra Energy
  • Kinder Morgan

Telephone Providers

  • AT&T Ohio
  • Frontier Communications
  • Minford Telephone Company

Major Employers

  • OSCO Industries-Grey Iron Castings
  • Taylor Lumber-Wood Products
  • Appalachian Hardwood Flooring-Wood Flooring
  • Vinyl Kraft-Insulated Replacement Windows
  • Sun Coke-Metallurgical Coke

Higher Education Institutions

Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Training
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