Grow! Highland County is a joint effort of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce and Southern State Community College and is managed by The Project Management Team, also referred to as the PMT Board. The program follows the Enterprise Facilitation model developed by Ernesto Sirolli and is the only one of its kind operating in Ohio. Under the management of the PMT Board Grow! Highland County has received recognition from two notable economic development entities. In 2013 the Ohio Economic Development Association (AEDA) recognized the program as a runner up in the annual excellence award and more recently, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) featured the program in the publication, Community College Entrepreneurship. These awards reaffirm the commitment and dedication of our Project Management Team and the ideal of locally based economic development through entrepreneurship.