The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District is fighting for its future.
Board Member Mike Jacoby said the state funding structure has changed and the costs of state audits are putting the organization in a financial pinch. Each year they pay up to $10,000 for the audit and a financial conversion.
"Our hope is that in the next state budget there's more meaningful assistance for TIDS to undertake good project," said Mike Jacoby. "That's not going to be...
The eastern part of our state is seeing an increase in oil and gas drilling as part of the Utica Shale Play.
Official said it's hard to tell when we'll see drilling and only the geologists know for sure what lies under the surface. Tuesday, the Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that to market our area we have to talk about what we have to offer.
"We are having to talk about some of the things that we have that these more rural counties don't have," said...
Zanesville City Council passes amendments of 1999 and 2002 agreement with Mattingly foods.
Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that the company expanded two freezers on its property which required large investments. The agreements made years ago offered tax abatements to Mattingly. The company is currently adjusting their business model after losing a major contract with Bob Evans.
"One of the things they've done is change the ownership of the real property,...
Reinvestment of money from a sale of land and the transfer of funds topped the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority agenda.
The Port is concentrating on moving $2.7(m) in cash left from the land sale to Halliburton. The goal is to move that money into different funds so they can continue to make reinvestments without making any rash decisions.
"Some of that may be improving the ground we still have at Eastpointe because there are some utilities, there's some grading...
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...
The Port Authority is putting its feet to the pavement.
Executive Director Mike Jacoby and a member of the Port Board are leaving their offices and meeting with major employers in Muskingum County.
The goal is to build relationships with businesses in our area.
"We're also asking some business climate issues so we can identify some ways we can help them locally in the short term and if there are bigger business climate issues we can pass them on to the State of Ohio,...
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority names a new executive director at a special meeting Monday morning.
The Port hires Mike Jacoby the current executive director of the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority in Marietta. As a native of Ohio, Jacoby's worked in various port authorities throughout his career and has worked in Marietta for the last four years.
The husband and father of two says he's looking forward to starting his new job in Muskingum County, mid-April.