Business View Magazine | February 2020

130 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 A shland is a city in, and the county seat of, Ashland County, Ohio, located 66 miles southwest of Cleveland and 82 miles northeast of Columbus. It was named after the estate of Henry Clay, an American statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, and served as the ninth U.S. Secretary of State. A year ago, Business View Magazine interviewed Kathy Goon, Executive Director of Grow Ashland, the comprehensive economic development arm for the City of Ashland and Ashland County. Operating under a public-private partnership structure, Grow Ashland’ mandate is to strengthen the local economy in the primary areas of business retention, expansion, attraction,