2019 Groundhog Day Forecast Breakfast

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Chillicothe Gazette – Toria Barnhart, February 2, 2019 The Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce held its annual Community Forecast Breakfast on Friday morning. Director of Economic Development, Tammy Eallonardo, focused on the organization’s efforts to expand businesses in Chillicothe. She confirmed that Kenworth Trucking is expanding its business by creating a new paint facility. This project is expected to bring at …

100 Jobs Expected with Kenworth Plant Expansion

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Chillicothe Gazette – Chris Balusik and Jona Ison, October 11, 2018 With a new build cell expected to begin production in the first half of next year, Kenworth is looking to the next step in its growth with the creation of a new truck cab painting facility that would bring with it about 100 full-time equivalent jobs by the end …

New Life, New Jobs are Focus of Effort to Revitalize Gateway Interchange Industrial Park

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Chillicothe Gazette – Chris Balusik, July 25, 2018 Development means jobs, and local development officials hope a new grant will jump-start fresh interest in the Gateway Interchange Industrial Park to begin attracting jobs. “Gateway is our largest opportunity for future industrial development, and we’ve kind of stalled in the development of that park, so that seemed like a great opportunity for …

Solar Farms Possible at Yellowbud, Buckskin Township Sites in Ross County

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Chillicothe Gazette – June 18, 2018 Two Ross County sites are being looked at as possible future sites of solar farms that could significantly impact the tax base of the school districts and townships in which they are located, as well as the county. Representatives from First Solar in Houston, Texas, have been exploring a pair of potential local projects …

Trio of Ross County Areas Targeted for New Development Program

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Chillicothe Gazette – Chris Balusik, May 16, 2018 Three locations in Ross County have been targeted for participation in a new federal program designed to make development more attractive in lower-income areas. The federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act approved in December carried with it the ability to create Opportunity Zones, defined by the Internal Revenue Service as economically distressed …

Eallonardo to Lead Chillicothe, Ross County Economic Development Efforts

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Chillicothe Gazette – Chris Balusik, December 28, 2017 Following a national search to find someone to spearhead economic development efforts for the city and county, the committee charged with searching found their answer close to home. Tammy Eallonardo, who has served in several local leadership positions, has accepted the position of director of the Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development …