**Update**What’s good for our neighbor is good for us

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2019/08/hino-announces-40m-investment-250-new-jobs/ Hino Motors, the Japanese Truck Manufacturer, who first came to Wood County back in 2007, is expanding, and doing so in a big way. Company leaders announced a plan to invest an additional $40 million and create another 250 jobs here. Hino spent $60 million turning the 1 million square foot former Coldwater Creek […]

Why we would support Economic Development Planning in Belpre?

Our Board of Directors will vote next week whether or not to co-sponsor the financing and creation of an Belpre Economic Development Plan. The question I have been asked most regarding the proposal is, “Why does Belpre need an economic development plan to begin with?” Simply put, ┬áthe city’s aims for plan draft and execution […]

As if on queue, we have a speculative utility case on our hands

Letter to Marietta City Council Re 7N Prjt 8-7-19 A project that was theorized back in 2015 or 16, went dormant, and suddenly became the recipient of a significant grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 1.3 million dollar sewer line install miraculously got $975K in grant funding. Awesome right. Well, kind of. […]