Stories tagged with: Port Authority

May 15, 2013 - 3:04pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

A company wants to join with the Muskingum County Port Authority to market the area to foreign investors.

The Hicks Partners from Columbus are applying with the government to take part in the EB5 program. EB5 lets those in foreign countries invest in American companies. In return the investors will receive a Green Card if at least ten jobs are created for every $500,000.

The Hicks Partners currently have partnerships in Columbus, Lucas and Stark Counties, but want to branch into...

April 24, 2013 - 11:53am
1 year 11 weeks ago

Muskingum County continues to market itself to potential businesses.

Recently the Port Authority attended a broker's open house in Pittsburgh to show off land, office and manufacturing space available in Muskingum County.

They worked to target those in the Marcellus Shale development, who may have an interest in our area with Utica Shale. They'll continue to market the area along with 15 other counties in Columbus.

"If you aren't doing that it's really hard for people...

April 22, 2013 - 9:29pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Ordinance 13-27 was tabled at Zanesville City Council Monday night after three concerned residents petitioned to speak on the topic.

Residents were concerned about why the land, near the airport, hasn't been maintained and why it's not being used for recreation.

"It's a piece of property that has no actual road frontage. The access to the property has since been transferred to the Muskingum Valley Park District. It abuts Port Authority property that does have road frontage...

April 18, 2013 - 6:35pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Today the Muskingum County Commissioner's met with the Executive Director of the Port Authority to review both The Ohio Enterprise Zone agreements and a local company that hasn't met the requirements.

Under an Ohio Enterprise Zone agreement, the Bilco Company, which manufactures parts for the housing and building industry, has failed to meet the job creation requirements. The company agreed to create 60 new jobs, but has only created 35 because of the downturn in the housing market....

March 27, 2013 - 5:34pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District board is going to stay just the way it is.

Back in January the board considered ending the local TID group because there were no projects in the works yet the program still had annual expenses, plus the state funding structure had recently changed. So they used these two months to do research and come back with evidence of how the TID is positive for area projects.

Board Member Mike Jacoby said,  "We talked about...

March 25, 2013 - 9:33pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

City Council proposed an ordinance to combine about 20-acres of land owned by the City of Zanesville and about eight acres owned by the Port Authority at Monday's City Council Meeting.

"It's had a restriction on it for twenty-three years to be used as a recreational piece of property. The restriction came out in December so we decided with the port authority if we put their small piece of properly with our twenty acres together it will make a prime piece of property for somebody...

January 16, 2013 - 1:52pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

More research is being done on a job ready site in the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority received $6,000 from American Electric Power. The grant money supports economic development and in this case will be use to collect soil samples on a section of property at Eastpointe. It's important to get these samples because most of that area is former strip mine.

"We had a company that looked at that site and was serious about that site only...

December 11, 2012 - 7:06pm
1 year 30 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 27, 2012 - 2:02pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company is seeking companies to move into their 700 acre business park.

Longaberger President Tami Longaberger said the East Central Business Park will be located in buildings that lay behind its popular Homestead that sees over 100,000 visitors a year. Port Authority Executive Director said the area is ideal for business due to its closeness to the four lane State Route 16.

"What they got near Frazeysburg is the ground is flat, the infrastructure has...

May 16, 2012 - 12:59pm
2 years 7 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...

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