Senate District 30
Frank Hoagland
Hoagland Announces $2.9 Million Grant Aimed at Attracting New Business to Southeast Ohio
May 8, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) announced this week that the Bill Theisen Industrial Park in Athens County will be supported with a $2.9 million grant from JobsOhio in partnership with the Athens County Port Authority. 

The grant will support site preparation for building construction by business occupants. Site work will include site grading, upgrades to gas, water and sewer lines, and more. The Port Authority intends to develop two speculative buildings on the site to attract and house local expanding companies and new employers to the county.

"This investment is key for job creators looking to invest in southeast Ohio and it proves that job creation remains a top priority for our state and local governments," said Hoagland. "We share a common goal of helping create jobs to strengthen our communities." 

Funding to improve these sites was made available through the JobsOhio/OhioSE Site Initiative, a program that started in 2018 with a goal to assist distressed southern Ohio counties by creating competitive sites capable of winning new business investment.
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