Rachael Parker

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       Phone: (309) 274-3107

       Fax:     (309 274-4853

       Email: rparker@mediacombb.net





Rachael Parker is the Economic Development Director for the City.  Rachael is here to help  retain and recruit businesses and to assist in business development.  Rachael created the Tuesday Morning Business Connection.  This a a meeting held the 1st Tuesday of every month from 7:30 -8:30 am  where business owners from all over the City have the opportunity to share concerns and ideas on how we can work together to help grow our business climate in the City.  We want to know the issues or barriers for doing business.  This meeting provides face time with the Mayor, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Public Works Superintendent, Zoning Officer and the Economic Development Director.   A "One Stop Shop" to address all you business needs and an opportunity to connect with other business owners in the community.   You can play a vital role in helping shape the business climate in the City of Chillicothe.  So if you are a business owner or looking to start a business give me a call....COME GROW WITH US!   

Tuesday Morning Business Connection meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month  from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. 

The Economic Development Department also manages the following programs:

City Small Business Loan - A low interest loan program,
Face Lift Program,- A facade improvement opportunity where the City pays a portion of the cost
TIF District - A designated area of the city planned for commercial development
Enterprise Zone- A designated area of the city planned for commercial and residention rehab or new construction.  Sales tax exemption from building materials purchaed plus a portion of your real estate taxes are abated.