Green Economy Business Park could bring 2,000-3,500 jobs

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio’s leaders believe they will succeed at attracting businesses to a Green Economy Business Park, a development planned on 362 acres mostly on the north side of London Groveport Road (state Route 665) in Grove City.

SWACO’s goal is to attract manufacturers that use recycled materials in their products, said Hanna Greer-Brown, SWACO communications manager.

“SWACO’s Green Economy Business Park will create a cluster of companies using research, technology and advanced manufacturing to bring together the supply chain for recycled materials,” she said. “New jobs could be created, adding to local tax revenues and capital investment in the region. This innovative concept could create tomorrow’s products from today’s recycled materials.”

The 362 acres mostly on the north side of London Groveport Road (state Route 665) in Grove City had been agricultural land. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is planning to convert the land into what it calls the Green Economy Business Park.

Central Ohio already is home to almost 400 businesses that rely on recyclables, and SWACO’s vision for the business park is to benefit those businesses while attracting additional, likeminded companies to the region, she said.

The market promises to grow, she said.

“We’re preparing for the growth of Franklin County and prioritizing local partnerships,” she said. “It has become increasingly clear that there is an emerging market for products made from recycled material, and we believe this market will grow in the years ahead.”

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