OMEGA - Connecting Communities to Resources
OMEGA is a collaborative body of member governments that serves as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local entities to provide opportunities in economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources.
We serve ten Ohio counties: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, & Tuscarawas.
Four Requests for Proposals Now Available!
OMEGA invites any firms, individuals, or groups to review and respond to the following Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for consulting services within our 10-county region. The RFPs support two important program areas within OMEGA: 1) RISE Ohio – an initiative primarily funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, with support from JobsOhio, that largely focuses on Opportunity Zone planning; and 2) local planning and project development assistance, made possible by a U.S. EDA planning grant to the State of Ohio.
Please find below links to each of the four RFPs. Respondents must submit proposals to each RFP individually. Submissions to more than one RFP are welcomed and encouraged.
Local Planning and Project Development Assistance – the selected CONSULTANT will provide planning and implementation services throughout OMEGA’s 10-county footprint on a variety of topic areas as described in the RFP.
Downtown Steubenville South End District Opportunity Zone Planning – the selected CONSULTANT will provide market research and development recommendations in this unique historical area within the Steubenville Opportunity Zone.
Wellsville Opportunity Zone Planning – the selected CONSULTANT will provide market research and downtown redevelopment services along with recommendations pertaining to the Wellsville Community Foundation’s recently-acquired downtown property.
Zanesville Opportunity Zone Planning – the selected CONSULTANT will provide various analyses pertaining to Zanesville’s 2 urban core Opportunity Zones, including zoning, planning and streetscape improvement recommendations.
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Services we provide
Revolving Loan Fund
The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) offers low-interest loans to business in conjunction with bank financing. RLF funds are used in the event that full financing cannot be obtained from a bank.Read More
OMEGA is a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) serving eight counties in the OMEGA District that are not members of a Metropolitan Planning Organization. The eight counties are: Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas.
OMEGA provides GIS data, technical assistance, analysis and map creation services for local communities in the OMEGA District.
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Investments in federal transportation programs was authorized through 2020 by the United States Congress in 2015 as the Fixing America’s Surface Tra...
OMEGA is currently working with Connecting Appalachia and Reid Consulting Group to study rural broadband and find possible solutions to the broadband ...