Formed in 2014,


Our Mission

The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) is tasked with improving the quality of life in Ohio County. OCEDA will be at the forefront of attracting new business, assisting in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, developing a competitive and productive workforce and fostering entrepreneurship in Ohio County.

Tired of trendiness and materialism, Americans are rediscovering the joys of homelife, basic values and roots. They’re rediscovering sentimental movies, mixed breed dogs, pot roast and family reunions. … They’re connecting with Higher Power. They realize it’s time to enjoy the little things, for one day we may realize they were the big things.”
— Marilyn and Tom Ross, Country Bound

What We're Working On

  • Making Ohio County a Work Ready Community.

  • Facilitating multiple current business expansions.

  • Developing a county pride campaign in Join The Alliance.

  • Linking entrepreneurs with funding sources.

  • Growing agri- and eco-tourism opportunities for Ohio County.

  • Providing low-interest gap financing for start-up and expanding businesses.

  • Marketing Ohio County the way we see it -- as good a place as any, if not better.

  • Finding ways to diversify our economic base.

Meet Our Board


Chariman:  Kenny Autry, Ohio County Workforce Development

Vice-Chairman: David Figg, COO, Rice Pharmacy - Chamber of Commerce


Scott Lewis, State Representative

Darren Luttrell, Managing Partner, Luttrell Farms - Agribusiness 

Jerry Mayes, Principal, Pillar Financial - Banking and Finance

David Moore, Managing Partner, Moore Ford - Ohio County Industrial Foundation

Burl Morris, Managing Partner, HTI, Inc. - Small Business

CeCe Robinson, Ohio County Hospital Public Relations - Healthcare

Paul Sandefur, Mayor of Beaver Dam - City Governments

Sam Small, Magistrate District 1 - Ohio County Fiscal Court

George Chinn - Mayor of Hartford

Cydnee Cook - Member at Large

Mark Knight - Plant Manager, Perdue Farms Cromwell Complex - Large Industry

Bob Lellie - General Manager, Neo Industries


Chase Vincent, Executive Director

Jodi Ashby, Assistant Director

Christina Carpenter, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

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