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JobsOhio grant to support development of new spec building in Tiffin

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Tiffin, Ohio — Clouse Construction announced Friday that JobsOhio is supporting the construction of the fifth spec building in Tiffin through a grant program. The 50,000-square foot building is currently under construction on Maule Road in the Eagle Rock Industrial Park.

JobsOhio awarded Clouse Construction a $140,000 Ohio Site Inventory Program (OSIP) grant for development of the project site, building costs, infrastructure costs, and land costs for the nearly $4.5 million project. JobsOhio network partner Regional Growth Partnership provided support in obtaining the grant.

The project is being funded by private investors and was developed through the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Economic Development Committee to spur growth and investment in the community’s manufacturing and industrial sector. The development of speculative, or “spec,” industrial buildings is part of the City of Tiffin’s and Seneca County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan approved last year.

The primary goal of the JobsOhio OSIP grant is to help fill gaps in Ohio’s real estate while targeting near-term sector wins making the state more competitive for site selection projects.

“Thank you to JobsOhio and Regional Growth Partnership for helping us secure this grant which will go a long way to helping us continue our mission of producing quality buildings while giving back to the community,” said Lenny Clouse, owner of Clouse Construction.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “This project allows Tiffin to continue to attract new manufacturing opportunities and bring good, high-paying jobs to our area. Thank you to Clouse Construction and local investors for their investment in our future.”

Previous spec building projects in Seneca County facilitated by TSEP, formerly the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., include TH Plastics, which was constructed by a private investor in 2018, and the buildings that house MBDS at Eagle Rock Business Park and QT2 and Sonoco at Northstar Industrial Park.

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