Ohio Communities Awarded $1.9 Million in Brownfield Funding from EPA

Jun 7, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Five Ohio communities were awarded $1.9 million in brownfield funding today, as part of the allocation of a $64 million allocation of grants to 149 Communities.

The grants were awarded under EPA’s Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs.

Ohio Communities Receiving Funding include:

  • Ashtabula County Port Authority: $600,000
  • Barberton: $300,000
  • Cuyahoga County Land Bank: $300,000
  • Perry County: $300,000
  • Richland County Land Bank: $411,000

These brownfield redevelopment funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities, often in Opportunity Zones, as well as other parts of the country in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties, which are sometimes contaminated by one or more hazardous substance leftover from prior owners and tenants. A “brownfield” defined as a property for which the expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

More information can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicants-selected-fy19-brownfields-multipurpose-assessment-and-cleanup-grants

Manufacturer investing $225M to expand Dayton-area facility

One of the Dayton region’s largest manufacturing companies is planning a massive expansion at one of its local facilities.

Cargill Inc., a Minnesota-based provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services, will invest $225 million to expand its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney.

The project will create new jobs and further enhance Cargill’s presence in the region.

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Montrose Group Releases Rural Development White Paper: A Mandate for Transformation

The Montrose Group released A Rural Development White Paper: A Mandate for Transformation timed in conjunction with a forum held in Circleville, Ohio before 100 economic development, business and community leaders focused on rural economic development.  A copy of the white paper can be found at https://montrosegroupllc.com/2019/10/rural-development-whitepaper-a-mandate-for-transformation/.

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Urbana Students Win Design Challenge

URBANA, Ohio – On November 1, students from Urbana High School were announced as the winners of the second annual Champaign County Design Challenge during the county-level competition at Urbana University. The winning team, consisting of Ron Ragland, Bryant McKenzie, Dale Mason, Bryant Chamberlain, and Johnny Moore, are part of Ohio Hi-Point’s Advanced Manufacturing satellite program at Urbana High School.

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