Interesting Facts

Unemployment rate is low and job growth is positive. Lawrence County jobs have Increased by over 2% over the last 2 years.

McGinnis Inc.

"In the maritime industry, location is everything and that is why McGinnis has been one of the oldest successful employers in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation is a strong supporter of manufacturing for our company and with the multi-modal logistics value of water, rail, and road mixed with a strong economic development team, our company has been able to grow rapidly, earning awards in the maritime industry."

-Rick Griffiths, President - McGinnis Inc.

Engines Inc.

"Expanding into Southern Ohio was one of our best business decisions. From day one, the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation was focused and determined to help us accomplish our goals in increasing manufacturing opportunities and creating jobs. We’ve now doubled in size thanks to the local resources, great workforce, and LEDC’s quick, industry friendly accommodations at The Point Industrial Park."

-Carl Grover, Owner - Engines Inc.

Liebert Corporation

"With our company, training and employee development is the key to success. Thankfully, Liebert Corporation has a strong relationship with the local economic development team. Since our company’s development in Ironton, Ohio over 20 years ago, the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) has helped us to recruit, train, and keep employees. LEDC also took the lead in helping our company expand in Ironton and into The Point Industrial Park making Liebert one of the largest employers in the region."

-Jack Dingess, Ironton Plant Manager - Liebert Corporation


"Recently, McSweeney’s made the decision to expand our product lines which required larger facilities. The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation was with us every step of the way. LEDC truly moves at the speed of industry. In less than a few short months, LEDC helped us package our expansion and move to a facility that made our company more conducive to growth in our manufacturing industry. They made our expansion more cost effective and less time consuming so that we could continue to focus on increasing revenue."

-Sandy Blackburn, McSweeney’s/JennMar