Welcome to the Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation Web site. On this site you will find information about how Cambridge and Guernsey County should be the location of your business or development. We encourage you to use the contact information located on each page to speak with an area representative.

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

The links from this home page are supported jointly by the Port and CIC and reflect information to which both have contributed.

Community Improvement Corporation - your primary contact for:

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

Port Authority - contact us for:

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

Community Industrial Association

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

NOTE: Contact with each of the above organizations may be initiated through Norm Blanchard at the Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation

Updated Guernsey County Comprehensive Plan

June 1, 2015

American Energy Utica Establishes Regional Headquarters in Cambridge

December 4, 2014

Gas/Oil Drilling Drives Economic Spike

December 3, 2014

Utica Shale Activity Spurs Hotel Development

December 3, 2014

Leyshon-Miller Transformed to “Velocity Group”

November 1, 2014

Byesville Business Park Improvements Approved

October 30, 2014

Cambridge Becomes a College Town

September 10, 2014


Our Board

The CIC Board consists of decision makers from a cross-section of Guernsey County public and private organizations. 

The Board is comprised of:

Voting Members

Guernsey County Commissioners (3)
Mayor, City of Cambridge
Mayor, Village of Byesville
Cambridge City Council (2)
Byesville Village Council (1)
CEO, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center
Plant Manager, Colgate-Palmolive
Community Industrial Association representative
Jackson Township representative
Cambridge Township representative

Ex-Officio Members

President, Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Director, Cambridge/Guernsey Co. Visitors & Convention Bureau
Director, Cambridge Main Street

Director, City of Cambridge Housing & Community Development