Ohio's Electric Cooperative Current

March 2021

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Ohio River Site Awarded Nearly $3 Million in Grant Funding

The 60-acre riverfront Powhatan #7 industrial site in Monroe County, Ohio, was recently awarded a $1,515,725 Maritime Assistance Program grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation. An additional $1,212,580 in funding from Ohio's Rural Industrial Park Loan Program was awarded to advance a $3 million infrastructure development project.

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Powhatan #7 is a rare road-river-rail site.

Powhatan #7 is one of a handful of sites where river, rail and highway intersect in Ohio. Powhatan has the added advantages of flat topography, space for a mile-long rail siding, and excellent truck access along Ohio Route 7 to St. Clairsville/Wheeling (I-470/I-70).

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Dollar Tree distribution center

Engineering studies prepared for one-mile on-site rail spur.

Ohio Southeast Economic Development, the JobsOhio network partner serving 25 counties in southern, eastern, and southeastern Ohio, provided a grant of $15,862 to complete engineering studies for a potential one-mile rail siding that would run the length of the Powhatan #7 site.

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Powhatan #7 is located within an EPA air quality attainment zone.

Monroe County is an attainment county for the six categories of air pollutants monitored within the Clean Air Act's National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This attainment status is especially important for manufacturers seeking air emissions permits. 

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Ohio Southeast is a manufacturing region with a skilled labor surplus.

Manufacturers benefit from a workforce with a deep history of manufacturing and a documented skilled labor surplus. One in four workers commute outside the region to metro areas.

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For more information about the Powhatan #7 site and others served by Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, contact Dennis Mingyar at (614) 430-7876 or [email protected].


Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) Spring Forum
April 24-28, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas

Site Selectors Guild 2021 Annual Conference
June 10-12, 2021
Orlando, Florida

National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
2021 Annual Conference
November 10-12, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky

Buckeye Power and Ohio's Electric Cooperatives can help with:

  • Comprehensive site and building portfolios
  • Preliminary site studies
  • Site search tours
  • Assistance in identifying financial incentives
  • Electric rate analyses
  • Community profiles
  • State and local government contacts
  • Contractor introductions
Contact Us

Dennis Mingyar

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives


6677 Busch Boulevard

Columbus, OH 43229


[email protected]