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State Says 3 of Top 10 Ohio River Development Sites in Washington County
Posted on: 07/08/2013
By  Andy Rex
 
State officials have been looking at properties along the Ohio River for possible future development, and identifying prime sites. They’ve come up with the ten most desirable locations on the Ohio shoreline between East Liverpool and Cincinnati, and three are in Washington County. 
 
WMOA News spoke with Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Director Terry Tamburini.  
 
“The Wetz property down off Blue Knob (Road); down in Porterfield at Price Inland; the Shelly Company’s property; then a new property that will be available to the county and the state at AMP-Ohio. We know it as the former Gorsuch Power Station. That was kind of cool that they mentioned that one, because it’s not available (yet).”
 
Tamburini says it’s quite a compliment to have three of the ten most desirable properties along the 55 miles of shoreline in the county. And he says state officials are really emphasizing river properties for future development.
 
“There is a real accent in Ohio upon the river properties, and making them more competitive. There are a lot of reasons for it. People talk about the Panama Canal and markets in the inland part of the country – the heartland, as they say. Regardless, the state is doing an in-depth study of the potential of the Ohio River to contribute to the commerce within the state.”
 
Tamburini says both the county and state are marketing the sites through the web sites of the Port Authority and the Ohio Department of Development.
 
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