Ohio is served by three Appalachian local government membership organizations that serve regional territories. Jefferson County is represented by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), which serves a 10-county region. OMEGA is a critical resource partner that facilitates millions of federal investment into local infrastructure each year. OMEGA has also become an important partner in the incentive and overall financing process, currently offering low-interest financing to retail or industrial start-ups and expansion projects. Project eligibility and application procedures can be reviewed here: http://omegadistrict.us/business-development/ . OMEGA works regularly with traditional bank financing and federal programs like the SBA to make Appalachian projects a reality.