2 Clark County projects make regional priority list

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A proposed $5 million Center for Workforce Development & Collaboration at Clark State Community College is ranked in the top five of priority projects for economic development in a list released by a regional advocacy group.

The Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee (PDAC) released its annual list of community-evaluated projects seeking funding on Thursday. Two Clark County projects made the priority list — those that would make the biggest impact on the region. Five fell into the recommended projects category — those that would benefit the region.

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The second Clark County project making the priority list is a proposed $862,500-renovation project at the Springfield Museum of Art.

The five recommended projects are:

—Multi-Purpose Building at the Clark County Fairgrounds ($6 million)

—Gloria Theatre Renovation Project in Champaign County ($1.272 million)

—Countywide 911 Dispatch Center in Clark County ($4 million)

—Performing Arts & Conference Center Expansion at Clark State Community College($4 million)

—South Limestone Street improvement project in Springfield ($3 million)

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The Dayton Development Coalition held a public comment period for submissions to the Priority Development Advocacy Committee in December. The final list includes 48 proposed projects. The process prioritizes which projects to push for as a region when government funding sources or grants become available.

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