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The Allen County Port Authority

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It's an economic development tool that not many are familiar with and Allen County commissioners are making sure it's an essential tool to entice business growth in the county.

The Allen County Port Authority is an appointed board that is a key player in the business of economic growth. Allen County commissioners see that and are in the process of revamping the Port Authority to be more competitive in the bid for industry. It's a tough game as all 50 states are working to attract economic development to their area. In Ohio alone there are 88 counties and each of them are working to land that one new company.

Commissioner Corey Noonan says that the Port Authorities ability to work with the Allen County Economic Development Group and Jobs Ohio is crucial. The Port Authority will not only work with new industry but also current industry looking to expand.

The commissioners will be making appointments to the Port Authority Board at their next meeting.

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