The recent boom in the oil and gas industry has been great economic news for Harrison County. For the first time in nearly seven years county officials were able to select a Director of Economic Development.
Nicolas Homrighausem was named to that position at the County Commission. Community members and local business leaders had the opportunity to meet the new the new director Tuesday at a meet and greet that was held at the County Commission office Tuesday afternoon.
Homrighausem said he is thrilled with his new position and can’t wait to get to work.
“I’m very proud that the commissioners entrusted their version of where they want the county to go and I’m very excited to get started,” said Homrighausem.
Chairman William H. Host said Homrighausem was the best person for the job.
“He came out as our top choice,” said Host. “He has some education and experience in that line of work so we have high expectations.”
Homrighausem is a Native of Dover, Ohio and a graduate of Muskingum University.
He said some of his immediate goals include updating the County website.
He also wants get all properties within the county listed on the Ohio website for economic development.