All Things Business

Intel Shares Name Of New Ohio Investment; Releases Renderings

25 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Much has been written and will continue to be written about the extremely large investment being made in northwest Licking County by Intel. We have written about the ramifications of this development often in the year since that announcement was made.

The initial investment is more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading edge chip factories, designed to help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors.

As the largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history, the initial phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs, 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build, and support tens of thousands of additional local long-term jobs across a broad ecosystem of suppliers and partners.

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All Things Business

Just How Big Will The Intel Impact Be? How About A New Columbus Airport?

14 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Much has been written about the potential and transformative impact of Intel’s planned investment in silicon chip manufacturing in Ohio.

Local governments, school districts, businesses, commuters, and residents have been speculating and planning. Not only does that include New Albany and Licking County, but other nearby locations – likely including Richland County, the southern part of which is within the one hour commute radius.

On Thursday, a contributor to the social media site Reddit shared bullet points from a press conference given by a business developer with MA Design. The list, if even remotely accurate, suggests that the impact will be even bigger than anticipated.

These were some of the specific items mentioned:

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All About Richland

Round 29 Recipients Of The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Announced

21 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced state support for 54 rehabilitation projects that will restore 57 historic buildings across Ohio. The projects are expected to leverage approximately $1.01 billion in private investment. The projects are being awarded funding as part of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program (OHPTC), administered by the Ohio Department of Development.

In total, 21 communities across the state are receiving awards, which total $64,132,847 in tax credits.

As in almost all of the previous rounds, no properties in Richland County were included, and only one in north central Ohio — in the small village of Caledonia (Marion County). It is unknown if anyone in the Mansfield area submitted an application. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield Lahm Receives $6 Million Improvement Grant

8 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Press Release

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $6,023,701 grant to the city of Mansfield to reconstruct the apron and taxilane at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

“Ohio airports are vital infrastructure supporting travel and commerce in our state,” Brown said. “These federal investments are great news for the region and will enhance safety and operations at Mansfield Lahm and improve travel for area residents and businesses.”

The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems through the Airport Improvement Program. The program supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security, and lessen environmental impact.

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All About Richland

Imagination District Boosted By $75,000 Brownfield Grant

17 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, State of Ohio Press Release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced state support for 112 brownfield remediation projects that will help clean up contaminated properties in Ohio to make way for future economic development. 

As part of the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program, the Ohio Department of Development is awarding $192 million for projects impacting 41 Ohio counties.

One of those projects is along Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield.

“These properties are vital spaces in our communities, ones that are not only being wasted in their current capacity, but oftentimes are a danger to their local communities,” said Governor DeWine. “Today, we’re reclaiming these spaces for the future of our residents, businesses, and communities.”

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All About Richland

Downtown Mansfield Parking Lot To Be Reenvisioned By BGSU

10 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, BGSU Press Release

Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development is looking to do some makeovers.

Instead of improving appearances or renovating houses, the Center is focusing its efforts on creating new energy for untapped assets for local communities, turning them into engines for economic growth and enhanced quality of life. 

To that end, the Center has announced the second cohort of communities to participate in its Reimagining Rural Regions (R3) program. One of those chosen communities is Mansfield.

Launched in 2021, the R3 program is an economic and workforce development-centered placemaking initiative that helps communities identify, enhance and build community assets to aid in talent attraction and retention.

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All Things Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of April 23-24

7 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

n today’s edition, we share media coverage on the following topics:

  • Johnstown fears loss of small-town feel
  • Licking County schools brace for growth
  • Licking County rushes to build new homes
  • Zoning and planning in western Licking County
  • Impact on traffic
  • Annexation
  • New Albany approves rezoning
  • Husted extols level of investment
  • Concerns about US Congress delay

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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Shelby

Shelby Downtown Project Takes Important Step Forward

5 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

While streetscape work continues in downtown Shelby as a part of that city’s three-part downtown makeover, another major portion of that effort came closer to reality this week.

On Wednesday, construction bids were opened for the new Black Fork Commons Plaza (conceptual images above). Three qualified bids were received, the lowest submitted by Simonson Construction of Ashland.

The Black Fork Commons Plaza will include a fountain/splash feature for kids, a plaza, and a pergola/outdoor fireplace. The price tag is $1.2 million, which has been fully raised. Engineering is underway. The Plaza’s cost is $1.6 million, and it too has been fully funded with 12 local donors. The fundraising was kicked off by the Shelby Foundation’s gift of $250,000.

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All About Richland

US30 Corridor Plan Creators Seek Public Feedback

2 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that the website draft has been published, developers of the 2022 U.S. 30 Corridor Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) are seeking public input.

According to the project website, CEDS is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development that is the result of a regionally owned planning process. In this case, it was developed as a tool for the four north central Ohio counties along the US30 corridor.

Officials in Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, and Ashland Counties have contributed time to developing and fine-tuning this too. In turn, the Economic Development Administration uses the plan to trigger funds for assistance in infrastructure, and is also shown to companies considering locating a facility in the region.

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All About Richland

Solutions Journalism: The Westinghouse Building: Part Two

7 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This is the second in our current Solutions Journalism series focusing on the Westinghouse Building on Fifth Street in downtown Mansfield.

The photos we posted yesterday can be read in connection with the information we present today. Our goal is not to promote a specific end, but instead we hope to share a reminder that opportunity exists in almost every situation. These powerful economics tools have been used across Ohio and the country for remarkable community development. They can also capture resources that cannot be replicated.

Below is information on resources for the rescue and rehabilitation for significant pieces of Ohio history. These financial incentives have been used extensively, but unfortunately only to a limited extent in Richland County:

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