Warren County Port Authority’s Ohio Communities Accelerator Fund Newly Created Fund Closes Its Tenth Transaction

The Warren County Port Authority (\VCPA) closed its tenth bond fund transaction on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The newly created Ohio Communities Accelerator Fund (OCAF) issued $390,000 of PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) bonds to partner with the City of Middletown, the Butler County Port Authority and the Community Building Institute to finance improvements for the Robert “Sonny” Hill Community Center. The anticipated upgrades to the facility will include improvements to indoor/outdoor lighting, new HVAC systems/controls and roof modernization. These improvements to the Robert “Sonny” Hill Community Center will enhance the mission to provide a safe and fun environment for people to engage in recreational activities, learn about educational opportunities and stay connected with the Middletown community.

Wyandot Achieves Top Job Growth Rate in State of Ohio

Wyandot County holds a new record as the county creating jobs at the fastest pace in the state of Ohio.

A recent Ohio State University study compiling U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data revealed that during the period from 2010 – 2018, Wyandot County delivered the highest job growth rate in the state of Ohio at 23%.  This outpaced the next fastest growing county, Holmes County, by 3 percentage points, and the fastest growing major metro area, Columbus, at 18%.

Sinclair Named Best College for Vocational Training

When it comes to training workers, a Dayton-area school is the best in the country. Sinclair College ranks No. 1 among colleges that provide vocational training, according to a study that evaluated more than 711 institutions in the U.S.

The study was conducted by Real Work Matters, an organization that provides information on trade, vocational and technical schools.