2020 TSEP Success Report

TSEP Success Report - 2020

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Rural Development activity was active in 2020, as we worked with a number of businesses to sustain, open and expand. We connected with almost 50 rural Seneca County businesses through our business outreach program (INSIGHT). We worked with the Seneca County Commissioners, the villages of Bettsville and Green Springs, as well as Bloom, Clinton, Eden, Hopewell, and Pleasant Townships to de- velop and administer a Seneca CARES programmodeled after the Tiffin CARES small business relief program. Seneca County contributed $390,000, while the villages and townships provided $205,000 in funding. 105 grants were awarded to rural Seneca County businesses. The Seneca County Common Ground organization was created in 2020 and took over the Farmers’ Market, hiring the first Market Manager and putting on 10 successful events in spite of the challenges due to the coronavirus.

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1. CLINTON HEIGHTS

2. TIFFIN DRIVE- IN THEATER

SEPTEMBER 2020 3. F&F SHEET METAL & FAB

JUNE 2020

AUGUST 2020

This Clinton Township business purchased 22 additional acres in 2019 and expanded with a new driving range and practice facility in 2020. It added 2 new employees to its 20 people.

This Pleasant Township business was purchased in August of 2020 and an- nounced they would invest $200,000 for 2 brand-new screens. They have 20 seasonal employees.

This Hopewell Township business purchased the former Industrial Machine Repair space in the Airport Industrial Park with an in- vestment of $750,000. They specialize in ventilation.

4. HOFFBAUER DISPOSAL

5. LANE OF DREAMS FARM

6. HANDSHOE CAKES & COOKIES

SEPTEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2020

NOVEMBER 2020

This new Seneca Town- ship business based in McCutchenville expanded and added dumpster rental to their services as a fully insured demolition contractor.

This Eden Township busi- ness reinvented them- selves after their major client left due to coro- navirus. They now board, offer arenas, and provide lessons in a variety of formats.

This Scipio Township company invested $25,000, added 2 employees, and opened the doors of their new and improved store- front location in Republic. The business has been in operation since 1999.

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