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