Economic Development

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Buckeye Power’s economic development team provides a wide array of services for the 25 electric cooperatives and their local communities.

Buckeye Power’s members range in size and complexity from local family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 industrial manufacturing plants with peak power loads of 40 megawatts.

Businesses and facilities proudly served by Buckeye Power and its member cooperatives include:

  • Three Honda of America manufacturing plants including the Marysville Auto Plant, Anna Engine Plant, and Honda Transmission
  • The Kroger Great Lakes Distribution Center, which encompasses 860,000-square-feet, employs 800 associates, serves 260 Kroger stores, and annually distributes 1.3 million tons of product
  • The Iams Pet Food’s Leipsic manufacturing plant for dry pet food, one of only four US plants
  • The Avon Products, Inc. distribution center, which handles more than 50% of Avon’s US distribution
  • Ohio Fresh Eggs, which houses 2.2 million laying hens and helps Ohio rank 2nd nationally in egg production
Mingyar
Dennis Mingyar

Contact Dennis Mingyar, director of economic development, at 614.430.7873 or dmingyar@ohioec.org for assistance with the following services:

  • Building and site information
  • Introductions to local, regional and state officials
  • Local permitting, development and economic development contacts
  • Research, rate and load calculations
  • Energy efficiency and conservation consultation
  • Questline, a technical service that provides energy advice quickly and easily through the “Ask an Expert” hotline and twice-montly newsletters

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER

Stay up-to-date on development news in rural Ohio with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Current — our economic development newsletter.

To receive Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Current by email, please contact Dennis Mingyar at dmingyar@ohioec.org.

Latest Issue
February 2017
How Rural Millennials Will Sustain Ohio’s Manufacturing

Previous Issues
November 2016: How To Minimize Rural Site Selection Risk
September 2016: Spec Construction Propels Rural Ohio to Front of the Pack
June 2016: Designing Success in Rural Northwest Ohio
February 2016: Mystery Solved – The egg comes first
December 2015: Needs vs. Drivers – what do you really need?
November 2015: Diversify or Die: An Insider Look at the Rebirth of an Ohio Manufacturer
August 2015: How Infrastructure Won BrewDog’s USA HQ
June 2015: Lessons to Learn from Utica Shale Hotel Developers
April 2015The Unique Job-Generating Power of R&D
March 2015: Clean Coal Powers New Shale Plant
November 2014: Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Power Up Intermodal Facilities
September 2014: American Showa and Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Responsive to Change
May 2014: Ferguson Finds Perfect Fit in Exurban Ohio

PROPERTY SEARCH

Looking for a shovel-ready site for your business?

Our economic development team maintains a database of available sites and buildings served by Ohio’s co-ops. This database includes customizable maps and demographic information.

Use our helpful Property Search tool to find the site that works best for you.