ACEnet has over 30 years of experience in community-based economic development in Appalachia Ohio. ACEnet staff provide a variety of sector-specific services to start-up and expansion businesses including assistance with business planning, product development, marketing, financial management, incubator space and accessing capital.

If you are looking to start up or expand your food sector business and need access to a licensed commercial kitchen, ACEnet can offer resources and support. ACEnet assists food businesses with business planning, marketing, regional brand access, access to markets, financial management, and manages a shared-use kitchen, the Food Ventures Center.

All potential clients are required to complete an Intake Form. The form provides information which helps our staff gain a sense of your business experience, and which assistance areas your business will likely utilize. If you require assistance which better fits the services offered by one of our partner organizations, we will refer you to the appropriate resources. Once the intake form is complete, you can schedule an intake meeting with our staff to discuss resources and opportunities that meet your needs. The intake process, including the initial intake meeting, has a fee of $50.00.