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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.”
Clinton County Port Authority Improving Aviation Manufacturing & Helping Economic Development in the Region
The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) was established in 2004 by the Clinton County Commissioners. The CCPA is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts. A primary function of the Clinton County Port Authority is the creation and retention of jobs in Wilmington and Clinton County.
About Port Authorities
A special government designation in the State of Ohio, Port Authorities can own land, operate shipping terminals, airports and railroads. Authorized purposes include activities that enhance foster, aid, provide and promote transportation, economic development, housing, recreation, education, governmental operations, culture and research. Once created, Port Authorities may act and operate independently of the authorities that created them.
The legal powers of port authorities are useful in serving the public interest for economic development. Under the Ohio Revised Code Section 4582, port authorities have powers in the areas of real estate development, financing and management of foreign trade zones. Unlike a city or county, they can buy land and construct a building that could be leased or sold to a private business. Port Authorities combine the public power of a city or county with business and financial tools for the benefit of communities and to create jobs through economic development.
Walt Rowsey – Chair
Beth Ellis – Vice Chair
Larry Laake – Secretary/Treasurer