Springfield Airpark

The Economy & Business
4:35 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Southwest Ohio Gears Up For FAA Decision On Drone Testing

Frank Beafore with one of the drone models designed at SelectTech Geospatial in Springfield.
Lewis Wallace WYSO

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The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to make a decision soon about where to open up air space for the testing of commercial drones. Southwest Ohio is competing to become one of six sites around the country as the FAA prepares to regulate the commercial drone industry by late 2015.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:55 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Open Meeting in Springfield To Discuss Airport Funding

This afternoon in Springfield the Ohio Department of Transportation will host an open meeting aimed at helping Ohio's publicly owned airports make their dollars go farther. In 2012, the Federal Aviation Association gave nearly $26 million and ODOT provided close to $725,000 in grant to Ohio's 97  public airports.

The state agency says that money didn't address all the needs of those airports.

Springfield's Director of Economic Development, Tom Franzen, feels airports could receive even less funding in the future.

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The Economy & Business
5:03 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Bob Evans Sells Springfield Meat Processing Center

Bob Evans Farms has sold its Springfield sausage production facility. The plant has been sold to a California-based private equity firm.

The plant, which makes soups, gravy and sausage, along with another production plant in Bidwell, Ohio and Bob Evans' former headquarters in Columbus, were all sold to New Mill Capital.

New Mill Capital purchased the Springfield facility for $90,000. As a result of the plant's sale, 52 jobs will be lost when the company officially closes later this year.
 

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Around the Miami Valley
5:35 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

MEVA expanding at Springfield's Airpark Ohio


The City of Springfield is planning to sell six acres of land to the German-based company MEVA  Formwork Systems for approximately $148,000. The company plans to expand its U.S. operations at its current Clark County Airpark Ohio location, and the expansion will create 15 new jobs in the next three years.

Springfield and MEVA have reached an incentive agreement which states the company will retain 35 jobs and create 15 new ones over the next three years in exchange for approximately $9,500.  City officials say the new jobs will pay nearly $42,000 per year.

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