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  • RELEASE - Commissioners - Port Authority Announce New Grant Program

    The Clinton County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Clinton County Port Authority, will be distributing financial assistance to aid small businesses in Clinton County in need of relief from the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible small businesses can apply for up to $10,000 to use for rent/mortgage, nonmunicipal utilities, business insurance, and COVID-19 related expenses (e.g. masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, plexiglass partitions, etc.). Clinton County is utilizing $250,000 of its CARES Act allocation to fund the Clinton County Cares Grant program.

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  • RELEASE - Several Assistance Programs Available to Small Businesses

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority received information on new State-sponsored COVID-19 relief grant programs over the weekend. Combined with several local opportunities, area small businesses have several options for assistance.

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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 Receives Duke Energy Grant

    The Clinton County Port Authority was invited to apply for a Duke Energy Local Community Impact Grant earlier in the year, and recently received notification that it was successful in obtaining the $2,500 grant.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Receives Duke Energy Grant

    The Clinton County Port Authority was invited to apply for a Duke Energy Local Community Impact Grant earlier in the year, and recently received notification that it was successful in obtaining the $2,500 grant.

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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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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Partners with SBDC

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is partnering with Ohio’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program to bring advisor Sangmi Kim to Clinton County weekly through the end of the year.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Authorizes Repairs Equipment Purchases

    “We are still meeting virtually, using the Zoom platform,” said Executive Director Dan Evers. “We are working to balance the safety and gathering in larger numbers and this is still the best option for us.” At the meeting, the Board reviewed four pieces of legislation.

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  • PORT AUTHORITY, AIRBORNE, LGSTX EXPANDING RELATIONSHIPS

    (WILMINGTON, OHIO) Around the country, aircraft are being temporarily parked as demand for passenger air travel decreases. The Wilmington Air Park, as a facility that can accommodate large aircraft arrivals and departures, is able to offer temporary space for parking of those aircraft.

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  • ILN 2020-2 Taxiway A Pavement Reparis

    Legal Notice to Bidders

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  • ILN 2020-3 Taxiway C Pavement Repairs

    Legal Notice to Bidders

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  • ILN 2020-1 Airfield Sign Replacement

    Legal Notice to Bidders

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  • Wilmington Air Park Certified Part 139 by FAA

    WILMINGTON, OH – MAY 12, 2017 – The Wilmington Air Park has once again earned its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 Certification, recognizing that the airport facilities, staffing, operations and infrastructure are on par with other large airports around the country.

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  • The University of Akron and Airborne Project on Pathway to FAA Certification

    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.

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  • Port Authority Distributes Small Business Safety Toolkits

    (Wilmington, Ohio) Partnering with JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC), the Clinton County Port Authority received 125 Small Business Safety Toolkits to distribute throughout the community.

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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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Businesses in the Ohio Aerospace Region Benefit from Highly Skilled Students from Local Universities

 

In the Clinton County region, businesses have access to a plentiful, highly skilled workforce. Ohio is the home to world-class public and private universities and research institutions.  There are 194 institutions of higher education in Ohio, more than any other state on a per capital basis and there are 95,000 degrees conferred each year to associates, bachelor, and graduate students. Ohio ranks 4th in integrating technology into its education system, according to the State New Economy Index. 

Wilmington College (www.wilmington.edu)

 

Wilmington College has graduated liberally educated professionals since its founding by local Quakers  in 1870. It hosts 1,100 students at its main campus in Wilmington and another 400 in two Cincinnati degree completion programs at Blue Ash and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Most popular main campus majors include education, athletic training, agriculture and business administration/economics. The College competes in 21 sports as a member of NCAA D-III and the Ohio Athletic Conference. WC consistently ranks in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's Midwestern Regional Liberal Arts Colleges.

 

Southern State Community College ( www.sscc.edu)

Southern State is a two-year community college that serves the diverse needs of its constituents. In addition to offering Associate degrees in both technical as well and transfer programs, the College offers a wide array of adult workforce programs.
Southern Sate is accredited by the Commission on Institution of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Cincinnati (www.uc.edu)

University of Cincinnati is an Ohio public university with an enrollment of 42,000 students and is the second largest university in the University System of Ohio.  The Princeton Review ranks UC as one of the top public universities in the United State.  UC offers 308 fields of study with a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio. UC garners nearly $550 million per annum in research funding and ranks 22nd among national universities. With an economic impact of over $3.5 billion per year, it is the largest single employer in Cincinnati.

University of Dayton (www.udayton.edu)

The University is a private catholic university located in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Student enrollment is approximately 11,000.

The research arm of University of Dayton’s (UDRI) employs over 400 engineers. UDRI has conducted over $1 billion in research. In Ohio, UDRI is the top non-profit institution that receives contracts from the Department of Defense. In 2010, GE Electric the construction of a new $51 million research facility on the University of Dayton campus. The Center will be used for the collaboration between University Researchers and GE to create new electrical power technologies.

The Entrepreneur Program is ranked #4 in the country by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The Engineering Program Graduate program ranks first among all Catholic Universities. UD is #1 among Catholic Universities in non-medical research and #2 in materials research funding. 

Wright State University (www.wright.edu)

Wright State University is a public university with an enrollment of 19,000 students. Located just outside of Dayton, Ohio, it is less than 45 minutes from the Wilmington Air Park. Wright State offers 91 baccalaureate degrees and 76 graduate degrees.