Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.
The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.
"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."
Workers with the Muskingum County Business Incubator officially have a new home, the old Maysville Middle School. Click the video link on the left to watch WHIZ Reporter Mark Bullion's full story.
What were once classrooms for students are now classrooms in the making for current and prospective business owners as workers scrambled to complete the newly renovated Muskingum County Business Incubator.
"We're all very excited. It's nice to know that we have plenty of space to...
Bids were placed for phase three of the new Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday afternoon.
The Muskingum County Commissioners originally had to send the bids back a few weeks ago because they were too high. Bids for phase three which deal with electrical, plumbing, and general contracting came back Monday with more favorable numbers.
"The apparent low bidder is Paul Construction, now the architect will review those numbers and let us know Thursday to make sure that...
Phase three of renovating the old Maysville Junior High for the Muskingum County Business Incubator is inching closer and closer to completion.
Several electrical, plumbing and general contractors presented their bids to the commissioners Monday afternoon for the final phase of the building. Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill says the county plays a pivotal role in how the project is completed.
"The county owns the building so the building will be leased to the...
Aspiring entrepreneurs the Muskingum County Business Incubator (MCBI) wants to help you get your business idea up and running.
The Mirco-Enterprise Loan Program helps people start up a business.
"We want to train them. We want to help them do their application. When they are through and they are awarded the loan then they come back and we work with them to get the business up and going," Carol Humphreys Executive Director MCBI said.
The dream of turning the former Maysville Junior High School into a business incubator is becoming a reality.
The Ohio Department of Development is awarding more than $3.2 million in grants from stimulus money to Southeast Ohio. $1.2 million of that is going to the Muskingum County Business Incubator to help make the building more energy efficient.
"This is an energy efficient grant which will help put on insulation and windows and improve the school and new heating...
A state dignitary made a stop in Zanesville Thursday to discuss the importance of small businesses.
Governor Ted Strickland toured the Muskingum County Business Incubator and met with staff and successful entrepreneurs that were nurtured by the incubator. He also addressed the group of area officials about how incubators affect job creation.
"We also need programs like this that will provide support for those who may want to create a job, or three jobs, or five...
Are you ready to take your creative idea to the next level?
There's still time to take part in the Muskingum County Business Incubator's "Big Idea Contest."
The contest is expanding this year to a total of nine counties in the region.
"We are starting to see response from the other counties, and it's surprising. Some of the counties that we though that maybe wouldn't have a high level of participation are surprising us. So, we're excited about that, "...