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Amgen Announces Advanced Assembly and Packaging Facility

Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biopharmaceutical companies, plans to build a $365 million state-of-the-art product assembly and packaging facility on 177 acres in The New Albany International Business Park. The project includes greenfield construction of a 270,000-square-foot plant featuring Amgen’s most advanced digital automation and energy efficiency …

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VanTrust Expands Citing Business-Friendly Community

After completing construction and leasing of its first property here, Northeast 302, and breaking ground on the preleased Innovation I in New Albany International Business Park, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC recently broke ground on Innovation II while announcing plans to build New Albany 315 and Innovation III. When completed, VanTrust’s …

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Amazon Fulfillment Center to Hire 1,000 New Employees

Amazon is investing $250 million to build a new fulfillment center in New Albany with a first-floor footprint of 700,000 square feet where it expects to create 1,000 new jobs by the end of 2024. The minimum aggregate annual payroll for those new employees is estimated to be $31.2 million. …

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MORPC Funds Corporate Sustainable Commuter Programs

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is offering up to $5,000 in dollar-to-dollar matches to central Ohio companies that develop programs that motivate employees to drive less as part of its Gohio Commute initiative. The application period for the first round of funding closes September 30. A second round of …

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Gohio Mobility Hub Offers Employer, Employee Resources

MORPC’s Gohio Mobility Hub is a web-based service that allows commuters to find cost-effective commuting options while helping companies develop commuter benefits packages that encourage and incentivize more sustainable modes of transportation. The Gohio website enables employers to set up incentive programs to reward employees and challenge events to stimulate …

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MORPC Provides Free Emergency Ride Home Program

MORPC’s Emergency Ride Home program is a free service that provides rides to commuters using sustainable forms of transportation if they are stranded at work in the case of an emergency, illness or unexpected overtime. This program is only available for transportation from employment to home or a Park & …

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New Albany Launches New Bike Share Program

New Albany recently launched the city’s first public bicycle sharing program to encourage more employees to explore the city’s many amenities beyond its business park on a bike. Currently, there are ten bikes available for rent on a short-term basis, from 7 am to dusk daily, at the bike station …

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Amgen Announces Assembly and Packaging Facility

Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biopharmaceutical companies, plans to to build a $365 million product assembly and packaging facility on 177 acres of land south of State Route 161 and west of Beech Road in The New Albany International Business Park. The first phase of the project is …

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Lower Earns Stadium Naming Rights, Workplace Praise

Lower, a fast-growing fintech mortgage lending and refinancing company, is on a roll. The company, located at 8131 Smith’s Mill Road, has grown to nearly 1,000 employees at its headquarters here. It recently earned naming rights to the new downtown Columbus Crew Stadium which will be known as Lower.com …

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Chrysler Ranks among Most Influential Leaders

Citing New Albany’s success in attracting the trifecta of data companies – Amazon, Facebook and Google – as well as personal care, corporate office, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution operations, Columbus Business First named Jennifer Chrysler, director of community development, to its Power 100 list. It’s the second time she has …

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New Albany Launches New Bike Share Program

New Albany recently launched the city’s first public bicycle sharing program to encourage more employees to explore the city’s many amenities beyond its business park on a bike. Currently, there are ten bikes available for rent on a short-term basis, from 7 am to dusk daily, at the bike station …

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Family-Owned Eagles Pizza Celebrates 50th

Widely known for its wafer-thin crust, house-tossed dough, square pieces and its hands-on owners, Eagles Villa Pizza, 2 N. High Street, is celebrating 50 years of business in New Albany. Since the pizzeria opened in 1971, the community has grown from a small village to a city of 11,000. …

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ATG Seeks Input on Restart of Business Travel

ATG, a global business travel management company with a proprietary global technology travel platform, wants businesses’ input on future travel plans for their employees as the Covid-19 pandemic winds down and Europe and other parts of the world reopen. The survey is anonymous, but participants who provide contact information will …

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JobsOhio Creates Growth Fund for Early Stage Companies

JobsOhio’s new Growth Capital program will provide qualifying early stage companies with financial support to validate, quickly scale and launch businesses with high growth potential. Ohio venture-backed companies who are Seed+, A or B stage and have already raised $3 to $5 million in professional financing are eligible for the …

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Accel Receives Outstanding Diversity Award from Business First


Accel Inc., a New Albany-based contract assembly manufacturing company, was recognized as an Outstanding Diversity Organization by Columbus Business First in its annual Diversity in Business Awards program. The annual program recognizes inclusive organizations that encourage diversity in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion in local workplaces. …

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Paycheck Protection Program Extends Application Deadline

The second COVID-19 stimulus package includes a new round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The program provides individual business loans of up to $2 million administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is designed to help businesses keep their workers employed during the pandemic. The SBA application …

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