Fredericktown Ohio in Knox County

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Fredericktown Community Development Foundation

This website is sponsored by the Fredericktown Community Development Foundation (FCDF)

Officers: President James Hobson, Vice President Jim Wagner, Secretary Jeffry Harris, Treasurer Paul Mayville, Tourism Committee Chair Judy Divelbiss

We meet the First Thursday of every month at 7:45 A.M. in the Board of Education Conference Room 117 Columbus Rd. Fredericktown.

The mission of the Fredericktown Community Development Foundation, Inc. is to facilitate and foster community growth and prosperity. To effectively meet its citizens’ needs for the 21st Century through intelligent organization, while maintaining and respecting the Fredericktown area’s traditions and heritage.

Our goal is to: Foster growth of existing business, continue seeking business expansion and promote economic development.

What is economic development?

What determines where a company or business will choose to locate or expand? The answer is location, transportation accessibility, resources and available sites, but the community itself is often the determining factor.

Proper planning, efficient government, availability of labor, active civic groups and quality of life are among the key factors that create the right climate for successful development.

Industries and manufacturers have found Fredericktown has much to offer, including an active, forward-thinking development group ready to provide networking, information and support during the development process.

Early in 2014 the Fredericktown Community Development Foundation initiated a committee to development tourism in Fredericktown. The leaders see “tourism” as a community economic development strategy that can help small towns retain and expand existing business while promoting the assets of their community to potential new residents and businesses. It is a long-term strategy that can improve the quality of life of residents and create jobs, and can be especially impactful in small towns and villages.

Tourism:

* Generates new tax revenues

* Builds on local assets

* Supports local entrepreneurs/talants

* Expands community capacity

* Taps into state and regional resources.

The Fredericktown Tourism Committee has established a Strategy Plan with the help of a certified economic specialist, and is the process of putting that plan into action.

History of FCDF

We have an “it can be done attitude”

The Fredericktown Community Development Foundation was established in 1981, by a group of local business leaders. It continues to operate as a 501(C)6 organization made up of industry, business and individual community leaders. The development foundation has helped with the expansion of existing industries, as well as prepared the way for new business opportunities.

Our poster campaign last year brought attention to a most valuable asset we need to make Fredericktown grow and prosper, a good attitude. We call it an “it can be done” attitude.

We have Location

We have Education


We Have Project Lead the Way

Fredericktown Schools provide a pre-engineering program for high school students with emphasis on science, technology and math. Project Lead The Way was started in 2005. It is a four-year high school program that teaches problem solving skills, critical thinking, teamwork, and public presentations. Seventh graders are required to take one semester of the Gateway Program, and eighth graders may opt to take another semester of the program.

We have skilled workers. Local employers have skilled workers available thanks to excellent job training programs in the area, and the determination of the Area Development Foundation to acquaint high school student with the potential manufacturing jobs available in Knox County.

We want everyone involved

We want and need the help of all business owners, building owners, industry leaders, government leaders, service providers and individuals to focus on Fredericktown and work together as a team, to take this community forward.


Help create business related activities to benefit the community.

We have accomplished many things over the past 30 years, here are a few:

Click Here to View the FCDF Business Directory

To Learn more about our Village and the Knox County Area, Please Click Here

If you would like to become a member of the Fredericktown Community Development Foundation, or need more information, Please Click Here

Fredericktown has an established industrial park with “shovel-ready” sites; an abundant water supply, utilities including fiber optic access, and a central location with easy access to Interstate 71 via State Routes 95 and 13.

FCDF Meeting Minutes For 2017

Minutes of the January, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the February, 2017 Meeting

Click here to view our Fredericktown Downtown

Development Plan

Minutes of the March, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the June, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the July, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the August, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the September, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the October, 2017 Meeting