JobsOhio-OhioSE Site Initiative Supports Winchester Industrial Park Development
A $4.2 million grant will boost infrastructure improvements around the park
Published: Thu Mar 18 2021
Site: Winchester Industrial Park
JobsOhio program: JobsOhio-Ohio Southeast (OhioSE) Site Initiative
- About: A program that started in 2018 with the goal of assisting southeastern Ohio counties by creating competitive, development-ready sites capable of winning new business investments. The sites in the program were selected with the assistance of a group of southern Ohio CEOs who advised JobsOhio and Ohio Southeast Economic Development.
Funding support: $4.2 million
Timetable: All planned improvements are expected to be complete by end of year 2023. The industrial park will be a shovel-ready site with all due diligence studies completed; water, sewer, and electric to the site; and roadwork in place to serve new tenants.
The Winchester Industrial Park is located near SR-32 and the acreage is currently used for agricultural purposes. In 2018, the Adams County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) purchased 36 acres and in 2019, the Adams County Commissioners purchased an additional 19 adjacent acres to form the Winchester Industrial Park.
Site development in Adams County, in Southeast Ohio, will boost its ability to attract corporate investment to the area, thereby boosting the local economy.
“This business park’s location allows access to both our region’s labor surplus and the Cincinnati metro area while also being within a federal Opportunity Zone, and I think it has great promise for the future of Adams County. Adams County has been hit very hard economically, and we were pleased to work with Adams County Economic Development and the Adams County CIC to provide vital infrastructure for this industrial park.”
– Mike Jacoby, president, OhioSE
“The Winchester Industrial Park is just another great example of JobsOhio partnering with local communities to stimulate economic development in the 90th district. I commend JobsOhio, Adams County Commissioners, Adams County Community Investment Corporation, Adams County Economic Development Office, Adams County regional water, and the Village of Winchester for this unified effort. This is a significant investment for Adams County and our region.”
– Representative Brian Baldridge of House District 90
About the Development:
The overall investment includes water, sewer, and an access road to the park. Adams County plans to make regional sewer and water upgrades, which will improve the excess capacities at the park.
A new 700,000 gallons per day capacity wastewater treatment plant will be built off-site to add capacity to the village of Winchester’s municipal sewer system as well as support the industrial park.
The JobsOhio grant will fund extensions of water and sewer to the park boundaries. In addition, new roadwork will be constructed to avoid residential and recreational areas and allow for a safe turn radius for truck traffic.
JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Adams County CIC