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Miami County Breaks Ground for New Shell Building

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Miami County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has broken ground on a new 58,000 square foot shell building at the Grissom Aeroplex.

Approved by the Miami County Council last fall, the $2.85 million building is planned to be completed by the spring of 2017. The MCEDA says the building will be able to serve a variety of potential uses including light and heavy manufacturing, industrial uses and warehouse/distribution purposes. Grissom is a TIF area, and the 850-acre site is adjacent to US 31 as well as an aircraft runway accessible to both cargo and corporate aircraft.

According to proponents of the project while it was still being considered, the county was losing out on opportunities because it lacked an existing, marketable building to offer. But that problem will soon be rectified once construction is complete.

“This project is very special for our County and Region as it represents the next step towards continued manufacturing growth and job stability in our community,” said MCEDA Executive Director Jim Tidd. "We look forward to completing construction in the coming months and to the new career opportunities for the citizens of our region that it will provide.”

The building will feature four docking stations and 32 foot high ceilings and can be expanded up to 240,000 square feet. The new construction will also include utility and infrastructure improvements at the site.

Jim Tidd, Executive Director

Miami County Economic Development Authority