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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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Wilmington Air Park Recreation Events enhances Ohio Aerospace Region

 

Recreation

Clinton County is an easy, comfortable and happy place to visit and stay. The people and attractions are laid back and unpretentious, providing an ideal environment for visitors to relax, unwind and enjoy life at a more relaxed pace.  Clinton County is friendly and likeable. Clinton County is a rural oasis offering a welcome break from demanding deadlines, large crowds and commercial overload.

Nearby parks include Caesar Creek State Park, Clinton County Trails, Ole Super K, and Cowen Lake State Park. Fishing, nature preserves and golf courses, both public and private, are plenty throughout the county.

Museums

The Clinton Country History Center is where you will find much of the country’s history. The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center is dedicated to celebrating the history of the Religious Society of Friends.  The Peace Resource Center features the largest depository of materials outside Japan relating to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. 
The world’s oldest and largest museum, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright –Patterson Air Force Base, is open every day and free. Learn how Ohio helped foster the movement of slaves from the south during the Civil War at the Underground Museum at the Freedom Center.  The Cincinnati Art Museum includes an extensive permanent collection of fine art.

Festivals and Sporting Events

Festivals are plenty throughout the year. Residents and visitors alike enjoy themselves at the multiple events including: The Wilmington Art & Pottery Festival, The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the Clinton County Corn Festival.  And if you enjoy amusement parks, Kings Island is less than 25 minutes away.  Just 12 miles from downtown Wilmington you can go back in time and enjoy 16th century jousting at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. You don’t have to go too far to find major league sports. Take in a game at the Cincinnati Reds or Cincinnati Bengals, all less than 45 minutes from Wilmington. In Dayton you can enjoy the AAA Dayton Dragons and collegiate sports