Stories tagged with: Port Authority

November 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

As the year winds down the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority continues to work at finishing projects.

Currently, the Port is hoping to continue improving the Eastpointe Business Park by adding new signage to the new entrance. The Kessler Sign Company would create the lighted sign.

The Board said that since so much work has gone into that are it's important to make it a premier feature in our area.

Also, the Port will do about $5,000 in work around the Job Ready...

October 28, 2010 - 4:58pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

The Job Ready Site is, well, ready-and welcoming business to Muskingum County.

The piece of property is located in the EastPointe Business Park and is now certified by the state. Port Authority executive director Mike Jacoby says now work is underway to find a tenant.

"It's one of the bigger shovel-ready sites in Ohio. It's top five, probably, so it could accommodate a very large building. If a big project was considering Ohio, it could come here," says Jacoby.


October 20, 2010 - 12:56pm
3 years 45 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.


September 15, 2010 - 5:42pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is moving from a construction phase to a marketing phase.

Executive Director, Mike Jacoby, presented a preliminary look at a new website that will be readily available to the public within the next few weeks.

"We hope we are found more quickly and easily by businesses that may be looking to invest and create jobs," says Jacoby.

The intent of the website is to tell our area's story. It will provide...

July 21, 2010 - 12:11pm
4 years 5 weeks 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...

June 16, 2010 - 11:57am
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Port Authority clears up a hitch with the Job Ready Site at Wednesday's meeting.

The Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority Board has agreed to pay $36,000 in order to clear up an oil and gas lease on 100 acres of the Job Ready Site in the Eastpointe Business Park.

"This is something we've been trying to do for two years," said Mike Jacoby Port Authority Executive Director. "But there's been a change in ownership at the company and Range Resources was bought out...

April 29, 2010 - 1:15pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

The Heath-Newark Licking County Port Authority announced today that it signed an agreement with Goodrich for office building space. Goodrich is a guidance engineering services company and is leasing 16,000 square feet in a proposed new office and clean room building at the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center in Heath. Goodrich’s presence at the Aerospace Center dates back to 1996 when the company became a subcontractor at the former Newark Air Force Base. This effort fulfills...

March 22, 2010 - 12:18pm
4 years 23 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.


March 17, 2010 - 12:08pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Port Authority is one step closer to announcing their new executive director.

At today's meeting, the field of candidates was narrowed from six to two.

"We are notifying the number one prospect and getting him to come back in," said Port Authority Chairman Dick McClelland. "We're going to talk about a pay package and make sure that we're on the same page. Hopefully if that individual accepts the position, we will notify who we need to notify soon."


March 8, 2010 - 10:39am
4 years 25 weeks ago

The Board of the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority will soon start interviewing candidates for the open Port Executive Director position. Chairman Dick McClelland says this Friday the board will start the interview process. He says he will hold a regular board meeting and then the group will go into executive session and conduct the interviews. The process is expected to last the whole day. It possible that a decision could be made sometime next week. The board started the process...

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