Stories tagged with: Mike Jacoby

April 8, 2014 - 4:27pm
1 week 4 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is creating a new program to help area businesses.

At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Port Authority board discussed a Manufacturing Training Incentive Program that would reimburse companies for specific types of training. The Port Authority's Executive Director, Mike Jacoby, says "one of the biggest needs of manufacturers is a trained workforce," and says this program will assist businesses in making that a reality.

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March 17, 2014 - 1:36pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners passed a resolution to grant an enterprise zone agreement with "New Wayne Manufacturing".

Mike Jacoby of the the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority visited the Commissioners office this Monday afternoon to see to the approval. Wayne Manufacturing specializes in commercial and industrial custom steel fabrication.

"They are expanding and building a new facility in the South Zanesville area. South...

January 13, 2014 - 10:47pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

An official from Zanesville Muskingum Port Authority gave the members of city council an update on their progress and future plans at Monday's council meeting.

Port Authority Director, Mike Jacoby says that they have completed the development of three business parks including Northpointe Business Park , Airport Industrial Park and the Eastpointe Business Park. With funding from the city the port authority hopes to embark on more development projects in 2014.The council motioned...

December 18, 2013 - 5:43pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

On Wednesday, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board authorized executive director Mike Jacoby to enter into a concession agreement with Savage Safe Handling, a rail transloader company. Jacoby says Savage Safe Handling will develop relationships with other companies and charge them to move product by railway and truck. They will then pay the ZMCPA a per car fee, bringing revenue into the county, and potentially bringing more investment into the Eastpointe Business...

October 28, 2013 - 5:00pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County officials have rolled out a new video that they hope increases business and tourism. It highlights the positive attributes of our area.

Members of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority and the Conventions and Visitor's Bureau created the video that has received more than 6,900 views and even more responses since it's unveiling last Friday.

"Most of it has been very positive," said Muskingum...

October 22, 2013 - 6:13pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority is looking to possibly redevelop older properties in the city or county.

The project is still in the early phases. Right now the Port Authority is identifying key properties that have potential to be redeveloped but may have environmental contamination.

"We spent the majority of the meeting talking about whether or not we should apply for some Brownfield Assessment money,” said Executive Director of ZMCPA, Mike Jacoby....

August 27, 2013 - 4:46pm
33 weeks 4 days ago

The first sale discussed was 3.3 acres near the airport which is to be sold to Big R Trucking and the second will be sold to City Tire.

"We received a donation of about 6.1 acres from the county. It's excess land near the sheriff's office and juvenile detention facility and we'll sell that to KFJ Enterprises," explained Executive Director of ZMCPA, Mike Jacoby.

Jacoby also gave an update on the status of the port authority's finances, saying they are in pretty good...

July 3, 2013 - 11:59am
41 weeks 3 days ago

The Transportation Improvement District plans to apply for funding to help with an area bridge project.

The Grantcliff Bridge needs replaced. It's a multi-year project that requires gas line relocation and right of way that needs to be acquired. The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 encouraged the TID to apply for a $250,000 grant to help fund the project.

"If something were to happen to that bridge the bridge would be out a while," said TID Member Mike...

May 15, 2013 - 3:14pm
48 weeks 3 days ago

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby updated the Port on work going on at the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

A rail project is currently underway on Innovation Way in the southern half of the Eastpointe Park. Jacoby said they've started to move the pavement to expand the rail line.

They've also received estimates for new signals. The cost to the Port Authority will be around $215,000 while the rail commission will pay for the other signals on the rail extension portion of...

May 15, 2013 - 3:04pm
48 weeks 3 days ago

A company wants to join with the Muskingum County Port Authority to market the area to foreign investors.

The Hicks Partners from Columbus are applying with the government to take part in the EB5 program. EB5 lets those in foreign countries invest in American companies. In return the investors will receive a Green Card if at least ten jobs are created for every $500,000.

The Hicks Partners currently have partnerships in Columbus, Lucas and Stark Counties, but want to branch into...

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