Southern Ohio Port Authority Website Wins Statewide Marketing Award

Columbus, Ohio – Congratulations to the Southern Ohio Port Authority for the marketing communications award it received today at the Ohio Economic Development Association’s 2016 Annual Summit, held in Dublin, Ohio. The organization’s economic development website, was named the Winner of the Economic Development Marketing, Medium Community Category for its effort in telling Scioto County’s business story to prospective employers.

In August, the website was recognized with an award by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), a seventeen-state professional economic development trade organization.

“For the second time in recent months, our marketing efforts have been recognized by a group of our economic development peers. It’s especially nice to know that this award comes from our Ohio colleagues,” said Jason Kester, Executive Director of the Southern Ohio Port Authority. “These awards would not have been possible without the support of the Scioto Foundation and the Fluor-BWXT Community Commitment Fund,” Kester explained.

According to Jim Walton, CEO of Brand Acceleration, Inc., a firm that specializes in economic development marketing, “We are thrilled for the people of Scioto County, and honored to have built selected to develop this website.”

About Brand Acceleration, Inc.

Founded in 2007, Brand Acceleration, Inc. is an award-winning full-service marketing, branding, and public relations firm which is entirely focused on the economic development industry. Its services include brand research, brand development, websites, videos, workforce attraction campaigns, social media marketing, and countless others. Brand Acceleration can be found at

About the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA)

Founded in 1983, SOPA is the lead economic development agency for Scioto County, Ohio. The port authority is a creation of the Scioto County Commissioners and is primarily funded by the Commissioners, City of Portsmouth, and Fluor-BWXT. To learn more please visit