Columbus-Pittsburgh Corridor Association press conference set at COTC

| July 30, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Columbus-Pittsburgh Corridor Association will host a press conference on Tuesday, July 31. Forty-seven miles of four-lane roadway, only about 30 percent of a 160-mile corridor, needs to be completed to connect Columbus to Pittsburgh. These 47 miles will have a monumental positive economic impact on seven counties in Ohio, as well as neighboring counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Two press conferences will take place on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at two locations in the region: 10 a.m. at Bella Hall in the EM-Media Center, 2728 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, Ohio, 43952; and 1:30 p.m., at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) Coshocton Campus, 200 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, Ohio, 43812.
The lives of roughly 1.7 million Ohioans and nearly three million lives along the corridor will be impacted in ways most previously thought unimaginable. This region’s growth demands it.
A 2011 Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) study suggested that only 55 jobs would be created if the corridor were completed however, that estimate was before our energy boom. Over the past five years, 8,690 new jobs have been created, and over $4.5 billion has been invested in this region, with much more to come.

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