Mark D. Kvamme, Interim Chief Investment Officer and President of JobsOhio, recently visited the 93rd Ohio House District for a tour of economic development opportunities in Guernsey, Noble, Monroe, and Washington counties. Mr. Kvamme spoke with energy producers and businessmen who see great promise for the region. Participating were representatives from the rail industry, ODOT, local CICs and Port Authorities, Ohio’s refiners, pipeline companies, and local elected officials.

“Visiting several important communities in southeast Ohio with Representative Thompson and key business leaders was a tremendous benefit to me,” said Mr. Kvamme. “The Shale development has many exciting possibilities; we must combine an effective approach to commerce with equally effective workforce development to ensure long-lasting prosperity.”

Before he was appointed to his current position this past July, Mr. Kvamme served as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. Previously, Kvamme was a partner at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California for over a decade. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1999, Kvamme was Chairman and CEO of CKS Group, an advertising agency that pioneered new advertising strategies by integrating marketing with technology.

“I am delighted that Mark Kvamme was able to visit southeastern Ohio and see the great possibilities for economic development in the region,” said Representative Andy Thompson. “Southeastern Ohio has the natural resources, land, and available workforce needed for lasting economic growth.”

Rep. Thompson represents the 93rd Ohio House District, which includes Guernsey, Monroe and Noble counties, as well as portions of Washington and Muskingum counties.


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