Stories tagged with: Eastpointe

June 20, 2012 - 12:11pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Port Authority continues to express interest in creating new job ready sites in Muskingum County.

Members of the board in attendance discussed the need to create a new shovel ready job ready site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park, to enhance their chances of selling the property to a willing company.

The port's executive director said that most companies put off big expenses as long as they can and when they move on a project they move quickly.

"When a company sees...

March 26, 2012 - 12:39pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority spreads the wealth, as it turns over $1(m) to the Muskingum County Commissioners.

The Port Authority recently cashed in from the sale of land at Eastpointe to the Halliburton Company allowing them to reinvest in the county.

The commissioners over time have given over $5(m) to the Eastpointe project in the last fifteen years. At Monday's meeting the Port Board agreed to give the county a little over $1.9(m).

"The county as...

August 17, 2011 - 12:06pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

With the help of both the city and county, Eastpointe is getting a new face lift.

Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby says both parties have agreed to set aside some of their JEDD income tax that they share from the business park to get the repairs done. In doing this, they will each set aside 50,000 dollars a year for 8 years. Jacoby adds Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis made a big impact on helping with the project.

"Get...

July 20, 2011 - 12:19pm
3 years 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority hopes a bang in natural gas energy will lead to big business in Muskingum County.

Board members are keeping their eyes on the east as drilling continues in Pennsylvania for the Marcellus Shale.

The boom the area is seeing could come close to Muskingum County when drilling begins for Utica Shale. And that could lead to companies looking for a place to locate base operations.

"We've got a great place for them to locate," said...

June 15, 2011 - 12:35pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A plan to extend rail to the Job Ready Site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park has been withdrawn from consideration.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby was authorized by the board Wednesday to withdraw a grant letter that requested $800,000 in money from the Federal Economic Administration.

"It's a disappointment because we spent the time and energy to engineer the rail to the job ready site," said Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "But, weighing the cost...

March 16, 2011 - 12:22pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority takes steps to sell a piece of Eastpointe property.

At Wednesday's meeting the Port Board authorized Executive Director Mike Jacoby to enter into an agreement with CB Richard Ellis, the largest North American brokerage firm. The hope is they'll be able to help sell the Job Ready Site at Eastpointe.

"They've done a lot of deals in Central Ohio. Big deals, big company. They convinced us they had the reach and connections to help...

October 20, 2010 - 12:56pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority is awaiting final approval on it's job ready site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park from the Ohio Department of Development.

That approval could come with-in the week. Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that the official certification would make the Job Ready Site one of the first manufacturing JRS's in the state. It's four years of work that the port is hoping to pay off since most of the port's income comes from selling property.

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July 21, 2010 - 12:11pm
4 years 3 days ago

The Job Ready Site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park is closer to becoming the first in the state to be certified for a manufacturing operation.

Wednesday, Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby, the Austin Company and the Ohio Department of Development toured the site.

The Port should know with in the next thirty to sixty days if the site will be certified.

"It really means you've done all your homework," said Executive Director...

November 18, 2009 - 4:39pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

By Christmastime work on the sewer project in the Eastpointe Industrial Park will finish.

At the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority meeting Thursday the board received an update on the project as well as the job ready site concrete pad project, which is progressing thanks to nice weather. One snag is laying the rail line which is still under negotiation.

"We requested a one year extension on our job ready site grant from the time period standpoint just so we can get...

October 9, 2009 - 1:00pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Numerous property owners on State Route 666 and Old Adamsville Road complaining of property damage due to trucks accessing the Eastpointe Business Park, may see some relief.

The Executive Director of the Transportation Improvement Board says the truckers using GPS are being told to take the roadways, new signs will be placed on Interstate 70 east and west by the Ohio Department of Transportation to direct truckers to use the Adamsville exit as a means of getting into the park.

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