35,000 square foot ingenuity center, operated by the Southeastern Ohio Port
Authority. When completed, the $2.2
million project will provide 30,000 square feet for manufacturing and testing
and 5,000 square feet of office space.
have here is the culmination of two or three years of work in recognition of
the need to have physical space to house the emerging technological
industries," says Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Director Terry Tamburini. "Within this innovative
culture in Washington County, it’s for both the temperature-controlled
cabinetry industry and the emerging oil and gas industry.”
says there was a need for a mid-sized building designed to attract innovative
companies to the area. He credits former
director Mike Jacoby for originating the project while he was
one who worked with the owner-developer of the property several years ago," Tamburini says. "It’s a public-private partnership. The infrastructure was provided by the state,
and the private sector came up with the land.
That’s how it came about. We were
to get a portion of it to develop this ingenuity center.”
is scheduled to be completed sometime later this year.