Food manufacturing is in the midst of disruption. There are three main drivers of change in the food industry: financial pressure, consumer preference and technology. These changes present an opportunity to retain and expand market share in Ohio. In an effort to capture the breadth and depth of Ohio’s end-to-end food system for LEDOs, I’ve written a white paper called Opportunities and Trends in Ohio’s Food Industry.
The Davis, a century old building at the corner of Main and D Streets in downtown Hamilton, has recently been reactivated after a $1.8+ million renovation. This project began in early 2017, when the building had only one tenant and sat largely empty. Now, the building’s commercial spaces are fully occupied and twelve new residential units have been created on the second and third floors. Because The Davis is located in the heart of the historic Main Street Business District, the impact of additional foot traffic created by the new apartments and street-level small businesses will be felt throughout the district.
Adena Health System will construct a five-story Orthopedic and Robotics Center on their main campus located in Chillicothe, Ohio. The new center will meet the needs of their rapidly growing orthopedic service line and robotics surgery program, and help to make them a destination center for care in the region. Patients arriving at the new center will notice a deliberate focus on hospitality and a concierge service atmosphere.
Terrex Development & Construction and Messer Construction Co. recently broke ground on Uptown Gateway, a $250 million mixed-use development in the Uptown Innovation Corridor. Developers, city and community leaders gathered at the southeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Reading Road to celebrate the newest development in Cincinnati’s Innovation District.
Fremont- Sandusky County, Ohio – Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on workforce development, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment for Sandusky County. On Thursday, May 9th the SCEDC held the THINK Sandusky County Bus Tour for 40 Sandusky County School Administration (Superintendents, Principals, Guidance Counselors and Teachers/Coaches of Influence) and Business Leaders. The group was able to tour six different local businesses throughout their day which focused on manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare industries. The goal of the bus tour, in conjunction with in-demand jobs week, is for educators to gain first-hand experience about rewarding careers available in Sandusky County. School administration learned about good paying jobs/careers available in these industries and the skills students will need to be successful in securing and retaining these positions.