July 25, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – JobsOhio and its regional partners announced today eight Ohio sites have been SiteOhio authenticated. Ohio’s exclusive SiteOhio authentication process designates property within the state that have infrastructure and utilities already in place, avoiding incompatible use and ensuring the property can get to market faster.
“When a site is authenticated with the SiteOhio seal, it is guaranteed to be ready for development on day one, saving businesses time and money,” said JobsOhio Executive Director of Operations, Kristi Clouse. “Whether on a computer or a phone, essential information is readily available in one place for decision makers mapping out the future success of their business.”
In 2015, JobsOhio began working with InSite Consulting, a third-party, site-selection services consultant, to evaluate the state’s inventory of available property and identify construction-ready sites in Ohio. InSite analyzes sites across Ohio, outlining opportunities based on strengths and weaknesses, and developing site-specific marketing materials to help attract private-sector investment.
Local economic development organizations across the state have the option of participating in the SiteOhio program, which was made available at no cost to communities. The program involves a commitment of time and effort associated with the collection of detailed real estate information, including availability of utilities, physical site attributes and feasibility of construction. Each site undergoes a usability audit to ensure it is intuitively positioned for optimal access.
Below are SiteOhio authenticated properties as of July 2017.
Airport West Industrial Park – The 111-acre Richland County site includes all utilities – electric, natural gas, fiber and excess sewer and water capacity; is within 45 miles of a 1.1 million population; and is near an airport with a 9,000-foot runway.
Eastwood Commerce Center – The 750-acre Wood County site includes all utilities – sewer, electric, natural gas, fiber and excess water capacity; has all due diligence studies completed; is rail served by CSX; and is visible from U.S. 20. Within 45 miles of a population of 821,000 and has great proximity for flights both Toledo Express and Detroit Metropolitan Airports, and is within 15 miles of the Port of Toledo.
Leesburg Industrial Park – This 80-acre Highland County site includes all utilities – electric, natural gas, fiber and excess sewer and water capacity; has all due diligence studies completed; is within 45 miles of a population of 1.5 million; and is in close proximity to Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.
Logan Hocking Commerce Park – This 40-acre Hocking County site includes all utilities – electric, natural gas, fiber and excess sewer and water capacity; is within 45 miles of a population of 713,000; and has all due diligence studies completed.
NextEdge Research and Technical Park – The 205-acre Clark County site includes all utilities – sewer, electric, natural gas, fiber and excess water capacity; completed due diligence; is within 45 miles of a population of 2.5 million; and is near two airports, Dayton International (under 30 minutes) and John Glenn Columbus International (under one hour).
Ohio Crossroads Industrial Center – The 44.8-acre Crawford County site includes all utilities – sewer, electric, natural gas, fiber and excess water capacity; completed due diligence; and is within 45 miles of 867,678 in population.
PrimeOhio II Industrial Park – This 182-acre site in Clark County includes all utilities – electric, natural gas, fiber and excess sewer and water capacity; is within 45 miles of a population of more than 2.5 million; and is rail served with connections to Norfolk Southern and CSX.
Washington Industrial Park – The Fayette County site includes all utilities – electric, natural gas, fiber, excess sewer and water capacity; rail access; and is within 45 miles of 2.1 million in population with close proximity to Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.
JobsOhio, the Ohio Development Services Agency and stakeholders across the state work together to support SiteOhio. JobsOhio’s six regional network partners, various state partners, and several utility and railroad companies collaborated with JobsOhio to develop the program, and all have committed their ongoing support.
With access to site data, a critical component to site selection, early this year, GIS Planning and JobsOhio partnered to launch ZoomProspector, an innovative, user-friendly, mobile-friendly tool that offers key decision-making data about available sites and buildings across the state of Ohio. For more information on SiteOhio, including detailed information on the authenticated sites listed above, visit http://www.jobs-ohio.com/site-selection/.
JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobs-ohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.