Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Port Authority

April 20, 2016 - 3:40pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

City leaders held a meeting Wednesday to discuss a new grant that will bring more jobs to the community.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority was able to obtain a grant from Jobs Ohio in the amount of $775,000 for the revitalization of a 30 acre location at the Airport Industrial Park. Executive Director, Matt Abbott, said they're excited to be able to develop a turnkey site.

"What this will allow us to do is to compact soils to solve some issues that exist from...

December 16, 2015 - 4:57pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is trying to implement  ways to bring businesses to our area.

The Port board met at the Welcome Center Wednesday for their monthly meeting. Executive Director, Matt Abbot, said he feels good about the state of our economy going into 2016.

"We're closing in on the end of 2015," said Abbot. "We are starting to look to appropriate our budget and make some changes for 2016. We're in a strong financial position I feel...

October 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

The Port Authority contributed to a study, done by a start up company, at the end of 2012 which looked at the rental markets in the Zanesville, Cambridge, St.Clairville and Steubenville areas.

Specifically in zanesville , the study showed that hotels and rental properties were at a 99% occupancy rate. Mike Jacoby, from the port authority, said that this may be due to the recent housing crisis, which caused people who usually bought property to become renters. He also said that...

July 9, 2012 - 6:07pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County is looking to further establish its railway system at Eastpointe Park.

On Monday, the Port Authority made plans to add a third rail spur at the rail transfer station. There are also plans to create a "lay down" yard to store material when it is unloaded off a train.

"We're kind of looking at some of the joining acreage to see what we can do in terms of leveling some of it out to store materials. We're dealing with some topography issues and it's...

February 22, 2012 - 2:17pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Port Authority of Zanesville and Muskingum County breathes a sigh of relief now that the Halliburton deal is done.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that it's a relief to have extra money in the general fund, but that doesn't mean the port will be spending. The Port Board discussed possibly investing in other job ready proprieties outside of Eastpointe, rail lines and possibly paying down a loan used to repave Eastpointe Drive. Jacoby believes it's about investing...

January 18, 2012 - 2:25pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority is waiting to sign the final agreement for Halliburton's arrival to the Eastpointe Business Park.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said the company has been doing title searches, looking at survey's and wetland studies.

"We haven't encountered any problems yet," said Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "I think we're on track to close the deal. Hopefully, within 30 days."

The agreement called for a 60 day due...

January 18, 2012 - 1:50pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

This spring or summer groundbreaking for Zanesville's new convention and expo center could take place in downtown Zanesville, near the site of the current Welcome Center.

Before that can happen the Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority must have the Port Authority sign over four pieces of land. The Port under then Director Jerry Nolder had signed a letter of intent to turn over the properties, but hadn't taken formal action.

"We absolutely need those parcels and...

November 16, 2011 - 10:52pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority is working on ways to generate revenue.

Executive Director Mike Jacoby said the Port Authority is experiencing a cash crunch right now.  He said leasing land at Eastpointe Park can help bring in some money.

"We've got about 204 acres that we would like to lease out in 2012 to farmers that are interested, so we'll be doing some bidding for that, and there's probably about 20 acres at the Airport Industrial Park that would be available...

September 21, 2011 - 10:45am
4 years 48 weeks ago

Paving begins next month at the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

At a special meeting Wednesday the Port Authority awarded paving of Eastpointe Drive to the Shelly Company of Thornville with a bid of $200,712.55. They were one of three companies that competed for the project, the other two were Neff Paving with a bid of over $206,000 and Shelly and Sands with a bid of over $203,000.

"The entrance and the exit coming out of there with the load of the trucks breaking going up and...

June 15, 2011 - 12:35pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

A plan to extend rail to the Job Ready Site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park has been withdrawn from consideration.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby was authorized by the board Wednesday to withdraw a grant letter that requested $800,000 in money from the Federal Economic Administration.

"It's a disappointment because we spent the time and energy to engineer the rail to the job ready site," said Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "But, weighing the cost...

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