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$50,000 Grant Boosts Ross County Development: New Warehouse on the Horizon

Pictured: From left Daphne Mosley, JEDISO; Tiffany Lemaster, JEDISO; Greg Wicket, FBP; Tammy Eallonardo, JEDISO/GCRCD; Jim Nier, Nier River Rd Development; Tim Poe, FBP; Gary Arnett, JEDISO and Stephanie McLaughlin, FPB

Ross County, Ohio (February 15, 2024) – Local developer Jim Nier received a $50,000 boost from Fluor-BWXT (FBP) and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) for the second phase of his River Road warehouse development. This grant signifies a shared commitment to fostering economic growth and job creation in the region.

The grant will enable construction of a 100,000-square-foot warehouse near the SR207/104 interchange, strategically positioned to attract businesses and further develop the area.

“We appreciate FBP’s support in providing more jobs and better access to services,” said Mr. Nier, owner of Nier River Road Development. “This will help us provide the space they need and bring more business to the area.”

This initiative aligns perfectly with FBP’s community commitment goals, as highlighted by Tim Poe, FBP Community Commitment Chair: “We want these businesses to continue to grow and create additional jobs in the four-county region.”

The project also addresses a critical need for warehouse space in Ross County, as Tammy Eallonardo, Director of Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development, explains: “This addition helps address the lack of inventory for industries interested in our community. We appreciate Mr. Nier’s investment.”

This grant represents another step in FBP’s ongoing partnership with JEDISO to inject significant economic investment into the region. Since 2011, FBP has awarded over $5.5 million in economic grants, demonstrably contributing to job creation and a sustainable economy across Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto counties.

The River Road warehouse development, powered by this collaborative effort, promises to be a key player in Ross County’s economic growth, attracting businesses, generating jobs, and strengthening the local community.