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Economic Development
The City of Marysville participates in the Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership (EDP). The EDP is responsible for providing economic, community and workforce development services to Union County and its various entities. A division of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and funded through private-public partnerships, the goal of the EDP is to expand the economy of Union County through business retention, expansion and attraction.

About Economic Development Director Eric Phillips
Eric Phillips has served as the Marysville Economic Development Director since February 2001. The City of Marysville partners with the Union County Commissioners to provide economic development services to Marysville and Union County. Accordingly, Eric serves as the Executive Director of the Community Improvement Corporation, which is responsible for business retention and expansion, marketing, workforce development, and building civic infrastructure to support economic development. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Marysville-Union County Port Authority, which offers various financing structures for business expansion and retention projects.

Eric is involved in many regional organizations including the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) serving as Chair, Columbus 2020 Board of Directors serving as Secretary, and the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE) Board of Directors serving as the Regional Economic Development Representative.

Eric earned a Bachelor's Degree from Muskingum College, and received a Master's in City and Regional Planning as well as a Masters of Art in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University.

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Eric Phillips

Executive Director

227 E. Fifth St.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ph: (937) 642-6279
Fx: (937) 644-0422