$8.5 million park will bring jobs

Springfield, Clark County leaders tout benefits of new business area along I-70.


The $8.5 million PrimeOhio II Industrial Park is the result of more than a decade of work, but economic development leaders said today it could lead to as many as 1,500 new jobs for the region over the next decade.

Officials broke ground at the site along I-70 on Wednesday, recognizing the combined work of numerous entities who made the project possible despite challenges. Earlier this year, the Clark County Community Improvement Corp. announced J&J Schlaegel Inc., based in Urbana, was awarded a $3.74 million construction contract for the site. Construction is expected to take up to a year and will include adding underground utilities.

“This new industrial park that has been talked about for almost 20 years and recently seemed unthinkable to achieve is about to come to life with construction crews who will transform the site that soon will bring new companies and employment opportunities for people in our community who need jobs,” said Michael McDorman, president and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.


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