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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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Our Ohio Air Park is Centrally Located to All Transportation Making an Ideal Site for an Aerospace Supply Chain company
 
Road System

Crossed by eight major interstates, Ohio has the 7th largest road system and the 6th largest interstate system in the United States.  Wilmington Air Park is less than 10 miles east of Interstate 71 which serves as a major north-south link between the Great Lakes and the Southeast.  The recently completed 73 Bypass gives trucks easy access to the Interstate highway system. Ohio’s trucking industry is the 4th largest in the nation adding over $6.3 billion to the gross domestic product. 
 
Rail

Ohio’s rail industry ranks 4th in the nation as measured by contribution to the gross domestic product--$1.8 billion—and, its 5,318 miles of tracks than are more than those of 47 states.  Its 5,316 miles of tracks are more than those of 47 other states. CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Wheeling and Lake Erie all run rail operations throughout Ohio.  Rail spurs connecting truck, air and water traffic maximize the benefit this system provides the region and state.
 
Air

In addition to the Air Park being a fully functional industrial airport, Wilmington Air Park is located within a 60-mile radius of the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus International Airports. Wilmington Air Park provides seamless air-to-highway connectivity. In addition, Ohio's 180-public airport system provides a sure air transport solution to every region in the state. 
 
Water

Ohio has 209 port terminals along 716 miles of navigable waterways leading to the Gulf of Mexico and the St. Lawrence Seaway.  The Army Corps of Engineers ranks Ohio 7th in waterborne domestic cargo.

Truck