Clermont County Ohio
September 2015
Meet Scott Reilman of Spectra-Tech

A look at Spectra-Tech
A look at Spectra-Tech

Scott Reilman, President and CEO of Spectra-Tech Manufacturing, takes us inside his state-of-the-art company. Located in Batavia Township, Spectra-Tech produces up to 60,000 custom circuit boards each month. The circuit boards range from those for MRI machines to robotic surgical applications to radar detectors.  As the company has expanded, its executive team remains committed to keeping the company in Clermont County -- for its infrastructure, workforce and location, Reilman says.
The transformation of Ivy Pointe 
With county's strategic help, a business park has remade Eastgate area

When you drive by the Ivy Pointe Campus today, it's hard to believe that 10 short years ago it was undeveloped land with few prospects.The land had lots of potential thanks to its proximity to Interstate 275, but it took foresight, planning and cooperation to turn it into the 99-acre business park it is today: Headquarters of Total Quality Logistics (900 jobs), the Senco/Tata Building (400 jobs), and, coming up, Mercy Health (see the latest Business Courier article here) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Andy Kuchta, Director of Community and Economic Development, details in this white paper how Clermont County partnered with Cincinnati United Contractors and TQL to create Ivy Pointe and spur the rebirth of the Eastgate area.

White paper on creation of Ivy Pointe
Port Authority issues bonds for school 

Students at groundbreaking last May.
In another innovative financing measure, the Clermont County Port Authority will issue in early October $99.255 million in bonds for the new West Clermont High School project, which is being built on 78 acres at the corner of Clough Pike and Bach Buxton Roads in Union Township. It is the first time in Southwest Ohio that a port authority has issued bonds for a public school infrastructure project.

The new school, which is projected to cost $100 million, will accommodate 2,500 students as it consolidates two existing high schools, Amelia and Glen Este. Expected to open in the fall of 2017, West Clermont High School will include a 4,500-seat stadium and 1,002-seat performing arts center. Tax increment financing arranged through Union Township is paying for the bulk of construction. Union Township will get the current property where Glen Este High School is located, and plans to use it for housing and commercial development.

The Port Authority bonds allow the school district to finance the project over 40 years, rather than traditional 30 years, said Andy Kuchta, CED director. 

Read more about the project
2 local companies awarded job tax credits
Overland Express LLC and Stewart Filmscreen Corp., both in Clermont County, have received job creation tax credits from the State of Ohio.

Overland Express, a transportation logistics broker in Union Township, plans to invest $10,000 and create 35 full-time jobs with an average salary of $46,000. Stewart Filmscreen, headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with a manufacturing operation in Union Township, plans to create 30 full-time jobs with an average salary of $30,000. Stewart makes custom projection screens and has manufactured the largest glass screen in the world.

Applications open for workforce training
If you are interested in being reimbursed for workforce training, Ohio is beginning Round 4 of the Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program.

The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse the employer for up to 50 percent of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee. The maximum amount an employer may qualify for in a fiscal year is $100,000. Businesses can begin the online process on Sept. 28 and will have more than two weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their application. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 14.

 Workers' comp workshop at OMJ Clermont
Ohio Means Jobs Clermont County will hold a workshop on workers' compensation and prospective billing from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 8. Erin Rosiello, regional manager with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and consultant Tim McDermott will speak on workers' compensation basics, three ways to proactively manage your premium, and how the recent switch to prospective billing affects you. To register, contact Sherry Bowling at or 513-943-3734. OMJ Clermont is located at 756 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati 45245.
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