Delaware County Economic Development serves as the economic development staff for the county.

Our office works in partnership with other economic development staff within the county. We also represent the jurisdictions within the county that do not have their own economic development staff.

Monica Conners, CEcD, Economic Development Director

Monica Conners serves as Director of Economic Development for Delaware County and is responsible for leading the Department in all its Economic Development initiatives. She is focused on maximizing the County’s strategic growth potential as measured by increased capital investment and job creation using traditional economic development approaches of business attraction, expansion and retention. Conners is also working with County stakeholders to continue building consensus around talent attraction and entrepreneurship, as well as site development.

Conners has worked on over $3 billion worth of incentivized projects during her career in various organizations located in Virginia and Missouri. She most recently worked for a Fortune 500 Utility in an economic development role, prior to joining Delaware County in October of 2022. Conners is a graduate of Marquette University and received her CEcD from the International Economic Development Council in March 2022.

Phone: (740) 833-2112


Tyler Lane, Economic Development Administrator

Tyler Lane joined the Delaware County Economic Development staff in May 2022. He previously served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the office of Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel. Tyler’s primary role with the Economic Development Department is to support the Delaware County Finance Authority and its incentive programs, and to foster economic development opportunities that help further the success of Delaware County. He also supports business attraction efforts and new project development.

Lane, who is a Delaware County resident, is a graduate of Capital University and earned his law degree from Ohio Northern University. Prior to his work for the Prosecutor’s Office, he worked as an attorney in the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Office of Chief Legal Counsel and in private practice with an emphasis on business contracts and civil litigation. He also has served as an assistant coach for the Olentangy Berlin H.S. football team.

Phone: (740) 833-2113