Guernsey County Industry

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Welcome to the Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation. Our mission is to provide information demonstrating why Cambridge and Guernsey County should be the location your business or development project calls home. We encourage you to take a look at the information provided and contact us if you have any questions.

Contact the CIC for:

  • Area information
  • Available buildings and sites
  • Liaison with local officials
  • Tax incentives

Contact Port Authority for:

  • Revenue bond financing
  • Build-to-suit with lease-back arrangement
  • Build-to-suit for sale to your organization
  • Grant availability

Contact the Community Industrial Association for:

  • 70 years’ experience in industrial development
  • Your source for private investment
  • Developers of the D.O. Hall Business Center
  • Engineering, design, and building experience

Who we are

The Community Improvement Corporation was created by the Guernsey County Commissioners in 1965 and designated by resolution to perform the economic development functions for the County, City of Cambridge, and Village of Byesville.  It was joined in this function in 2000 by the creation of the Guernsey County Port Authority.  Operating out of the same office with a common director and staff, the organizations are positioned to offer the best resources of each to help business locate or expand in Guernsey County.

We have a strong public/private partnership with the non-profit Community Industrial Association (CIA) adding to a menu of resources available to create a business-friendly environment.  Together, these organizations can assist your business in site selection, provide you with access to tax incentives, private investments, and help with establishing local critical contacts.

The information on this site is supported and contributed jointly by the Port and the CIC.

Both the CIC and Port Authority Boards practice strict adherence to Sunshine Law requirements.  All agendas and schedules are provided to Board members and media prior to meetings.  Board event recaps are published on media outlets following meetings.  Financial information including salaries and budget reviews are provided during each Board assembly.  All pertinent documentation involving both the CIC and Port Authority actions are available upon request by a phone call to 740-432-1881 or by email at

The CIC/Port Authority has participated in numerous projects over the years, providing financing, incentives, or location services:

  • Byesville to Derwent rail reconstruction $1 million
  • Detroit Diesel – Plant #2 $11 million
  • D.O. Hall Business Center upgrades $3 million
  • Encore Plastics $250,000
  • Fairfield Inn $7 million
  • Quanex/LMI expansion $18 million
  • Zane State Cambridge Campus $10 million

Assistance in these and many other projects has paved the way for the creation of nearly 1,000 jobs.

Companies we collaborate with

CIC News

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Help & Information

We’re always happy to help you! Let us answer your questions and connect you with the resources you need today.


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CIC Office

9900 Brick Church Road, Suite 2

Cambridge, OH 43725


(740) 432-1881

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