Navistar Project Promises Up to 154 Jobs in Urbana
Navistar needs the facility to support an agreement to manufacture the cutaway model of the General Motors G Van at Navistar’s nearby Springfield assembly plant. The distribution center will house up to $16 million in inventory.
Construction began earlier this spring after approval of a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) agreement that grants a 10-year, 100 percent tax exemption of real property tax to Damewood Enterprises, which owns the property where the facility is being built, in the Urbana Industrial Park.
To celebrate the economic development win, a groundbreaking ceremony was held May 18, with construction already well underway.
Developers of the project credited Urbana leaders – city and school officials and Champaign County’s economic development agency, the Champaign Economic Partnership – for easing the process and establishing the CRA.
“It’s so refreshing to work in the city of Urbana,” said Rich Irelan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dublin Building Systems, which is building the distribution center. “We are going to promote more business in Urbana, Ohio, for sure.”
Seventh Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference
Changing the Narrative
Using Rural Wealth Creation to Transform the Region
OCEA is excited to host its annual conference at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, OH on May 23-25, 2018. Our theme is “The Power of Partnerships!” and the program will include valuable content for attendees from two-year colleges, universities, and employer partners.read more
The 16th Annual
I-70/75 Economic Development Summit
May 24, 2018
Sinclair Community College