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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Board Authorizes Lease, Building Improvements

    (Wilmington, Ohio) At its July meeting, the Clinton County Port Authority Board approved the lease of Building 2051 to GA Telesis Engine Services, LLC, as well as approved funds to complete building remediation and improvements.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Board Authorizes Fees, Discusses Economic Development

    (Wilmington, Ohio) At its June meeting, Clinton County Port Authority Board addressed three business items and spent much of the discussion time on economic development efforts throughout Clinton County.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates 10+1 Anniversary

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority Board and staff gathered with past Board and staff members, and others recently to mark the “10 + 1” Anniversary of the donation of the Wilmington Air Park to the Clinton County Port Authority.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Economic Development Week

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021, to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and discuss the role of the profession in the local community.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Approves Grant Insurance Renewal

    (Wilmington, Ohio) At its April meeting, the Clinton County Port Authority Board discussed the continuing need to address infrastructure at the Wilmington Air Park. To that end, it reviewed and approved an application to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation for projects estimated to total nearly $900,000.

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  • US cargo-focussed airports report rapid growth in 2020

    US 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.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates #SBDC Day

    WILMINGTON, 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.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Launches New Economic Development Website

    WILMINGTON, 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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2021 News 

RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

RELEASE - Port Authority Board Authorizes Lease, Building Improvements

Supply Chain Dive - Wilmington Air Park, once abandoned by DHL, is brought to life by Amazon Air

RELEASE - Port Authority Board Authorizes Fees, Discusses Economic Development

RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates 10+1 Anniversary

RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Economic Development Week

RELEASE - Port Authority Approves Grant Insurance Renewal

RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates #SBDC Day

RELEASE - Port Authority Launches New Economic Development Website

RELEASE - Port Authority Announces Open Enrollment for 10,000 Small Businesses Program

 

2020 News 

RELEASE - Port Authority Board Prepares for 2021

RELEASE - Nonprofit Grant Application Available

RELEASE - Several Assistance Programs Available to Small Businesses

RELEASE - Commissioners - Port Authority Announce New Grant Program R

RELEASE - Commissioners - Port Authority Announce New Grant Program

RELEASE - Several Assistance Programs Available to Small Businesses

RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Highest Volume Cargo Airport in Ohio

RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Named Best Airport in Ohio

RELEASE - County Emergency Loan Fund Initiated

RELEASE - Port Authority Receives Duke Energy Grant

RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park in Top Three Airports in Ohio

RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2020 Best Workplace in Ohio

RELEASE - Port Authority Distributes Small Business Safety Toolkits

RELEASE - Port Authority Partners with SBDC

RELEASE - Port Authority Authorizes Repairs Equipment Purchases

RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Providing Parking Opportunities for Aircraft

ILN 2020-1 Airfield Sign Replacement

ILN 2020-2 Taxiway A Pavement Repairs

ILN 2020-3 Taxiway C Pavement Repairs

 

2019 News

RELEASE - Air Park Receives FY20 ODOT Grant Award Notice

(WILMINGTON, OHIO) The Clinton County Port Authority (Port Authority) received a Notice of Project Approval (NPA) indicating that it has successfully secured grant funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) FY2020 Ohio Airport Grant Program. These funds will be leveraged with Port Authority funds to complete repairs of concrete infrastructure on Taxiway A and Taxiway C, as well as replace lighted signs along Runway 22R/4L.

RELEASE - OEDA Awards - Best Project - Clinton County Port Authority Final (R)

WILMINGTON, OH, OCTOBER 14, 2019: The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented its Annual Excellence Awards at its 2019 Annual Summit, held at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin.

RELEASE - CLINTON COUNTY COLLABORATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Wilmington, OH – Five parties – the Clinton County Board of Commissioners, City of Wilmington, Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation, Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Clinton County Port Authority – have committed to launching a comprehensive, collaborative county-wide economic development program. The initiative, with funding from all five organizations, will be facilitated and managed by the Clinton County Port Authority and will create a single point of contact for economic development activity, existing businesses, and those companies considering locating in Clinton County, Ohio.

RELEASE - PORT AUTHORITY FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE

March 27, 2019 – (Wilmington, Ohio) Business before the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) Board of Directors last week focused on infrastructure projects at the Wilmington Air Park. Action on five projects was authorized by the Board of Directors. Combined, these projects will result in an investment of approximately $3 million in aviation-related infrastructure improvements.

BID - RUNWAY PAVEMENT REPAIRS

Sealed bids will be received by the Clinton County Port Authority at the Wilmington Air Park, 1113 Airport Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177 until 12:00 P.M. EST, on the 11th day of March, 2019 at which time said bids will be opened and publicly read for the #2019‐1 ‐ Runway 22R Pavement Repairs project for the Clinton County Port Authority, in accordance with the specifications on file in bid #2019‐1 ‐ Runway 22R Pavement Repairs.

 

BID - WIND CONE REPLACEMENT

Sealed bids will be received by the Clinton County Port Authority at the Wilmington Air Park, 1113 Airport Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177 until 12:00 P.M. EST, on the 18th day of March, 2019 at which time said bids will be opened and publicly read for the #2019‐2 ‐ Wind Cone Replacement project for the Clinton County Port Authority, in accordance with the specifications on file in bid #2019‐2 ‐ Wind Cone Replacement.


2018 News

PORT AUTHORITY APPROVES THREE LEASES

The Clinton County Port Authority (Port Authority) Board of Directors recently approved three facility leases representing nearly 140,700 square feet of space in three buildings at the Wilmington Air Park.

 

PORT AUTHORITY AWARDED GRANT

The Clinton County Port Authority (Port Authority) received a Notice of Project Approval (NPA) indicating that it has successfully secured grant funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) FY2019 Ohio Airport Grant Program. These funds will be leveraged with Port funds to complete repairs of concrete on the north east end of the runway, and to replace and relocate wind cones at each end of the runway.

 

 The Bright Farms facility is under construction on David’s Drive.

    Its announcement to locate in Wilmington, Ohio, bringing capital investment and jobs to the area, was one of the projects included in the submission for the Governor’s Cup Award.


 

2017 News

     

    FIVE PROPERTIES BEING ASSESSED AS PART OF COUNTY BROWNFIELDS GRANT

    - Funds Still Available for Assessments, Cleanup Planning - The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) applied for, and received, a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Partnering with SME, a consulting-engineering firm with experience in Brownfields Assessments, five properties throughout the county have been assessed.

     

    MAIN STREET, PORT AUTHORITY PARTNER TO SUPPORT FESTIVAL - Main Street Wilmington recently partnered with the Clinton County Port Authority to secure a $5,000 sponsorship investment, designed to benefit the ongoing work and mission of the Main Street Wilmington organization.

    The University of Akron and Airborne Project on Pathway to FAA Certification - Wilmington, Ohio -- March 27, 2017 -The Wilmington Air Park is proud to be the home of a partnership to add value and safety to the aviation industry through applied technology. Air Park tenant Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, along with the University of Akron, welcomed several guests for the ribbon cutting on its new Supersonic Particle Deposition Booth. The process employs a supersonic jet of an expanded gas containing metal particles to bond with a solid surface on impact. It is part of a pilot program funded by the State of Ohio and including partners NCERCAMP (University of Akron), SAFE Engineering, US Technology Corporation and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services.

    Wilmington Air Park Welcomes New Tenant Wilmington, Ohio – May 20, 2016 – The Clinton County Port Authority and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission received word this week that the Port Authority has received a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

2016 News

    Clinton County Receives Brownfields Grant Wilmington, Ohio – May 20, 2016 – The Clinton County Port Authority and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission received word this week that the Port Authority has received a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

2015 News

    FAA Authorizes Flight Test Research for Workhorse Group HorseFly(TM) UAS CINCINNATI, Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and Test Complex, allowing Workhorse Group Inc. (OTCQB:WKHS) and the University of Cincinnati (UC) to continue their joint development of Workhorse Group's HorseFly™ UAS, which is designed to fly to and from a standard delivery vehicle. Testing of HorseFly will take place at the Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, OH.

    FAA Authorization Propels UC's UAV Work Skyward The high-flying endeavors in unmanned aerial vehicle testing and research at the University of Cincinnati just got a new lift from the Federal Aviation Administration. This week the FAA granted UC's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering certificates of authorization (COA) to test five types of UAVs, or drones, in Wilmington Air Park, less than an hour's drive from campus. Permission to also fly with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is still pending.

    DAN EVERS SELECTED BY CLINTON COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY The Board of Directors of the Clinton County Port Authority recently announced that Dan Evers has been selected to be the new Executive Director. A seasoned public official with significant economic development background, Evers brings a wealth of experience to the Port Authority to continue its work in Clinton County.

    CLINTON COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING COORDINATOR APPLICANTS - The Clinton County Port Authority has been seeking applicants for a Purchasing Coordinator position. Originally, the advertisement that ran in the Wilmington New Journal on July 24 and July 30 noted an August 7 deadline for resumes. The deadline has been extended to August 14, 2015.

    New Airplane Hangar To Add More Than 250 Jobs - Dayton Daily News - A new $15.5 million aircraft hangar will create more than 250 jobs and expand work on wide body cargo, corporate and commercial jets at Wilmington Air Park, according to authorities.

    Land Speed Broken At Air Park - The Wilmington News Journal - The Wilmington Air Park was again the site of a new land speed record during racing there on July 8th.

    Wilmington Vies To Transform Air Park Into UAV Test Site - Dayton Business Journal - Three years after DHL pulled out and left Clinton County with a mostly unused airport and industrial park, unmanned drones and the Federal Aviation Administration may come to the rescue.

 

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