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US cargo-focussed airports report rapid growth in 2020US airports with a cargo focus last year saw their freight volumes grow rapidly as consumers switched to e-commerce, according to new research by Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.
RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates #SBDC DayWILMINGTON, OHIO - For over 40 years the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped millions of men, women, veteran, and minority entrepreneurs and other small business owners start and grow their businesses. Totaling nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs are in every community providing local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to welcome James Buckner, a new Business Advisor with the Miami University SBDC (MUSBDC), to the Port Authority team.
RELEASE - Port Authority Launches New Economic Development WebsiteWILMINGTON, OH -- The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) recently launched a new website, created by Golden Shovel Agency, to further strengthen its online presence and the economic growth of the community. The new site includes county-wide data, information specifically collected for site selectors, and local business resources to serve as a one-stop-shop for companies considering new investment or expansion in Clinton County.
RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Highest Volume Cargo Airport in Ohio
(Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park was ranked the highest volume airport in Ohio for cargo shipped for 12 consecutive months ended July 2020. That volume also makes it the 33rd busiest airport in the United States based on pounds of freight transiting the airport.
RELEASE-Wilmington Air Park Named Best Airport in Ohio(Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park was recently named the Best Airport in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine, in its “Best in Ohio Business” Awards. In its announcement, the magazine noted: “In this, our inaugural Best in Ohio Business Awards, we wanted to honor the many businesses and services that make Ohio such a great place to do business.”
RELEASE - County Emergency Loan Fund Initiated(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority has launched an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF), to provide short- to mid-term loans to local businesses impacted by the pandemic. “Locally, our small businesses have worked diligently to react to the new business climate,” said Dan Evers, Clinton County Port Authority Executive Director. “This opportunity is designed to target small businesses in need of immediate funds to sustain and/or fund costs associated with re-opening or remaining open.”
RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2020 Best Workplace in Ohio(Wilmington, Ohio) Annually, Ohio Business Magazine sends out the call to organizations throughout the state of Ohio, looking for the Best Workplaces. In its fifth year of recognizing for-profit, nonprofit and government institutions, the publication selected the Clinton County Port Authority to be among the 22 entities, with fewer than 50 employees as a “Best Workplace in Ohio.”
Aviation and Logistics Park
Clinton County Port Authority, Central Ohio Air Cargo & Logistics Park
The Clinton County Port Authority (Port Authority) was established in 2004 by the Clinton County Commissioners. The Port Authority is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts.
In 2010, with the assistance of the City of Wilmington, Clinton County and the State of Ohio, the Port Authority became the owners of the Wilmington Air Park, a premier aviation and logistics park. Approximately 1,500 acres were donated. Subsequently, the CCPA purchased available adjacent land bringing the total land mass of the aviation park to 1,900 acres. The aviation and logistics park includes a two-runway, fully functioning airport.
In 2019, the City of Wilmington, the Clinton County Board of Commissioners, the Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) together with the Clinton County Convention and Visitors' Bureau, designated the Port Authority the Economic Development Agent for the County and City. It coordinates with the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) and JobsOhio to retain and grow existing buisnesses, and to attract new businesses to the region. ChooseClintonCountyOH.org was launched in 2021 to highlight economic development opportunities in the area.
In 2020, the Port Authority celebrated its 10th Anniversary of Ownership of the Wilmington Air Park. Many thanks to all involved.
For additional information visit the Clinton County Port Authority webpage, on the Clinton County, Ohio website.
For information regarding our recent meetings, you can view the Agenda and Minutes here.