Stories tagged with: Port Authority

October 10, 2011 - 11:24am
4 years 41 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...

September 27, 2011 - 2:59pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority met on Tuesday to discuss the status of some ongoing projects.

Recently, the Port Authority awarded paving of Eastpointe Drive to the Shelly Company of Thornville.  Executive Director Mike Jacoby said the project will begin next Monday.

"We're just going to put up a metal sign, which costs about $1,000, and it will help direct trucks and employees into the entrance," said Jacoby.  "That's something we wanted...

August 17, 2011 - 12:06pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

With the help of both the city and county, Eastpointe is getting a new face lift.

Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby says both parties have agreed to set aside some of their JEDD income tax that they share from the business park to get the repairs done. In doing this, they will each set aside 50,000 dollars a year for 8 years. Jacoby adds Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis made a big impact on helping with the project.


July 20, 2011 - 12:19pm
5 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority hopes a bang in natural gas energy will lead to big business in Muskingum County.

Board members are keeping their eyes on the east as drilling continues in Pennsylvania for the Marcellus Shale.

The boom the area is seeing could come close to Muskingum County when drilling begins for Utica Shale. And that could lead to companies looking for a place to locate base operations.

"We've got a great place for them to locate," said...

May 18, 2011 - 4:54pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

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

Executive Director Mike Jacoby said their biggest issue has been the downturn in the commercial real estate market. He said they had a good year in 2007 because they sold a lot of land, but they haven't seen much activity since.

"We've had a long period of investment and now we've not had since 2007 not had any land sales and that's a big part of our revenue," he said.

He said now they are...

February 16, 2011 - 3:37pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

The Port Authority is putting its feet to the pavement.

Executive Director Mike Jacoby and a member of the Port Board are leaving their offices and meeting with major employers in Muskingum County.

The goal is to build relationships with businesses in our area.

"We're also asking some business climate issues so we can identify some ways we can help them locally in the short term and if there are bigger business climate issues we can pass them on to the State of Ohio,...

January 19, 2011 - 1:20pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority hopes a new designation will be a tool to bring business to our area.

At Wednesday's meeting the port met with the Columbus Regional Port Authority about becoming part of Foreign Trade Zone number 138, which includes the Rickenbacker area.

"A foreign trade zone is an area designated outside the stream of U.S. commerce. By being in a foreign trade zone you can delay or reduce or eliminate duties for companies," explained...

November 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
5 years 36 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
5 years 39 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
5 years 40 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.


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