Developers, investors and big businesses are coming to Licking County in large numbers, and it’s not expected to end anytime soon. The year included announcements, groundbreakings, construction and grand openings of major developments in New Albany, Granville, Heath, Pataskala, Newark, Union Township and Jersey Township. To learn more, click here.
The “follow-the-leader effect” helped Facebook decide to build its $750 million data center in Licking County, down the road from the Amazon data center that opened last year. To learn more, click here.
The City of Pataskala, Grow Licking County, and Columbus 2020 announced that TechR2, a digital data security firm with both a national and global reach, is moving its headquarters from Columbus to Pataskala. To learn more, click here.
Ohio Pack, a manufacturer of raw material used in packaging for the food industry, announced Monday it will build a 135,000-square foot facility in Heath, where it will invest $25 million and employ 66 in five years. To learn more, click here.
Harry and David, Grow Licking County and the Village of Hebron announced this week that 1-800-Flowers will hire 100 full-time employees to work at the Harry and David call center in Hebron. Harry and David, a gourmet food supplier, is a subsidiary of 1-800-Flowers. The new hires will boost the call center to 199 employees, with 144 working for [...]
Western Licking County continues to attract an array of blue-chip companies that serve to expand the area’s presence in the global marketplace. Thanks to strategic partnerships, strong community fabric and a shared vision, these businesses choose to call Licking County home, creating jobs in the process. To learn more, click here.
American Electric Power announced plans to build a $20 million transmission regional distribution center on 100 acres in the county's Job Ready Site and Pataskala Corporate Park. AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said the development, near Broad Street and along Etna Parkway, will bring less than 20 jobs initially, but that number could grow with future expansion. To learn more, click [...]
Less than a year after announcing its plans, Amazon has opened a large-scale distribution center in Etna Township. Construction crews worked through the winter to erect the enormous center, which measures 800,000 square feet and stands on a nearly-100-acre site. To learn more, click here.
European logistics company Bleckmann plans to create 200 jobs in Johnstown starting in 2017. Bleckmann, which operates logistics and distribution services to retail and e-commerce industries, plans to invest $3.4 million in improvements to the interior of an existing building owned by Atrium at 188 Commerce Blvd. in the Johnstown Industrial Park. To learn more, click here.