• The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District (MCTID) slip repair and road improvement project on Eastpointe Drive is being POSTPONED until 2018. Any bids that have already been submitted will not be opened. 


  • The new Bethesda Drive extension was officially dedicated on October 31 with a ribbon cutting. This new road will provide direct access for ambulances to the Genesis Healthcare System Emergency department, allowing for better patient care and also relieving congestion at the main entrance to the hospital. The road extension allows emergency vehicles to exit Maple at Bethesda Drive. The road is closed to the public and will allow EMS to avoid traffic in route to Genesis. Al Burns, the COO at Genesis, says it’s important for emergency vehicles to be able to get to the hospital as fast, and as safe,  as possible.

  • AT&T announced on Friday October 20, 2017 that fixed wireless internet is now available in the most rural areas of Muskingum County. In August 2015, AT&T accepted an annual payment of $427 million for six years from the federal government as part of the connect America project.  These funds will make high-speed internet access available to more than 400,000 locations in 18 states by the end of this year and more than 1 million locations by 2020, according to AT&T Ohio President Adam Grzybicki.

    Grzybicki said the fixed wireless internet service delivers home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10 megabits per second and upload speeds of 1 mbps. To read the full article in the Zanesville Times Recorder, click here.

    To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.


  • The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority has begun publishing a Quarterly Newsletter. If you would like to be added to the email list of recipients, please contact Amy Young at amy@zmcport.com.

  • The Port Authority has been awarded a $10,000 grant for economic development by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power.

    AEP Ohio awarded the grant to the Port Authority through their Local Economic Assistance Program (LEAP). LEAP provides funding to help local communities grow with a focus on retention and expansion of manufacturing jobs. Through LEAP, AEP Ohio is directing dollars back into the communities they serve to invest in their growth. 

    The Port Authority will use the grant money to help pay for development site marketing. The project is expected to be completed over the next 12 months and was one of 21 local economic development organizations to receive a LEAP grant in 2017.

  • A featured article in the February 25, 2017 Zanesville Times Recorder detailed how a boost from the oil and gas industry has begun to trickle through Muskingum County again. “Places like Haliburton and Producers Services are picking up,” Executive Director MattAbbott said. “Tilley Pressure Test has purchased nine acres in the EastPointe Business Park with plans to build this spring.” Click here to read the full article.

  • A list of the Top 25 Ohio counties with the biggest growth in new jobs shows the strength of Central Ohio.

    The information from the U.S. Department of Labor is for the year ended June 2016, the latest data available. Overall, Ohio added 40,974 new jobs during the period.

    Being in a part of the state that has among the most new jobs being created is a boon for the region as our economy looks to continue growing. In addition, having more workers bringing home paychecks helps boost spending in the region and has a multiplier effect.

  • The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority secured a $775,000 grant from JobsOhio for improvements on a 30-acre parcel in the Airport Distribution Park. The site will become the largest shovel-ready site in Muskingum County. Read the full Times Recorder article here.