Stories tagged with: Mike Jacoby

December 11, 2012 - 7:06pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

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...

November 26, 2012 - 9:19pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

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,...

May 16, 2012 - 12:59pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

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...

February 7, 2012 - 6:20pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

It's now official; the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority has signed an agreement for energy provider Halliburton to move into the Eastpointe Business Park.

The agreement was signed Friday after a 60-day due diligence period, and will bring 300 jobs to the area.

Executive Director, Mike Jacoby hopes that the Halliburton deal will lead to more development deals with other big-name companies in the future.

"They're a very big company with a great reputation, and...

March 16, 2011 - 12:22pm
3 years 19 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...

February 16, 2011 - 3:37pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

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,...

January 19, 2011 - 1:20pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority hopes a new designation will be a tool to bring business to our area.

At Wednesday's meeting the port met with the Columbus Regional Port Authority about becoming part of Foreign Trade Zone number 138, which includes the Rickenbacker area.

"A foreign trade zone is an area designated outside the stream of U.S. commerce. By being in a foreign trade zone you can delay or reduce or eliminate duties for companies," explained...

April 21, 2010 - 12:24pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

It's a busy day on the job for the new Executive Director of the Port Authority.

Mike Jacoby is settling in to his first day in the role, bringing in boxes and sifting through paperwork that's been on hold since the departure of former Executive Director Jerry Nolder in January.

"It's a little overwhelming," said Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "I need to talk to people but I also need to dig into the files because of when your talking grant...

March 22, 2010 - 12:18pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

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.

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