Stories tagged with: Port Authority

April 18, 2013 - 5:35pm
2 years 42 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 - 4:34pm
2 years 45 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 - 8:33pm
2 years 46 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 - 12:52pm
3 years 3 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 - 6:06pm
3 years 8 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 - 1:02pm
3 years 10 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 - 11:59am
3 years 38 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...

April 18, 2012 - 11:28am
3 years 42 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville cashes in on the sale of the Eastpointe Job Ready Site to Halliburton.

About 10 years ago then Mayor Jack Fenton and former Port Authority Executive Director Larry Merry struck a deal where the city would provide $65,000 in funds for the purchase of Eastpointe property. They would then recoup money with its sale, giving the city over $332,000.

"This will just help with some of the problems we're going to have with the power bills and the fuel going up...

March 26, 2012 - 11:39am
3 years 46 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority spreads the wealth, as it turns over $1(m) to the Muskingum County Commissioners.

The Port Authority recently cashed in from the sale of land at Eastpointe to the Halliburton Company allowing them to reinvest in the county.

The commissioners over time have given over $5(m) to the Eastpointe project in the last fifteen years. At Monday's meeting the Port Board agreed to give the county a little over $1.9(m).

"The county as...

October 10, 2011 - 10:24am
4 years 17 weeks ago

Thousands of dollars in contributions helps bring attention to Muskingum County.

Since 1989 the Chamber of Commerce, through contributions from the private business sector, have contributed money in a partnership with the Port Authority to help fund roads, support marketing and fund other projects. The Chamber of Commerce President said private donations help to grow business.

"This is their market place," explained Tom Poorman. "It gives them customers doing...

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