PICKAWAY PROGRESS PARTNERSHIP
The Economic Development Agency for Pickaway County and its Municipalities
Pickaway Progress Partnership (P3) is the economic development agent for Pickaway County and its municipalities. P3 has three main objectives: promote and market the advantages of locating business in the County; promote a stronger business environment by facilitating retention and expansion efforts of local employers; and deliver a seamless network of economic development services and value-added programs to existing businesses, local government, and prospective companies throughout Pickaway County.
P3 is a non-profit corporation with a board of directors comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors. P3 receives its funding from a variety of investors in the public and private sectors. P3 is headed by its Economic Development Director, Ryan Scribner.
In this role Ryan facilitates and manages discussions among local government officials, developers and stakeholders to construct joint development agreements, advance creative solutions to finance public infrastructure, and develop incentives to attract and retain industry. Ryan is charged with marketing and selling the benefits of locating and investing in Pickaway County to targeted companies, developers, site selectors and consultants. He also works with existing industry to identify federal, state and local government programs that can assist in growing their business in Pickaway County.
Ohio Erie Canal
Cook's Creek Golf Club
Pickaway County Courthouse
The Circleville Pickaway Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the predecessor of P3, was started as a committee of the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce in 1967. Other than issuing one or two industrial revenue bonds, the CIC had very little activity until late 2004 when new bylaws were adopted and a new board was put in place. It was about this same time that the CIC became its own entity and was no longer affiliated with the Chamber. The Board of the CIC made a strategic decision in the spring of 2006 to do business as the Pickaway Progress Partnership (P3) to better reflect the organizations goals and mission.