Success Stories

Success Stories

BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio

"Our business has been a win-win-win situation for everyone involved. We have cleaned Erie County's environment, helped Erie County create a new source of income from their methane gas, and provided renewable energy to the cities of Painesville, Milan and Oberlin at a competitive price. We want to thank the Port Authority for helping us produce something useful from something that was polluting. Because of their help, we were able to turn a liability into an asset for Erie County."

"With the support of the Port's BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio energy program, we were able to upgrade our HVAC which significantly reduced our energy consumption and operating expenses and improved the overall comfort of our buildings."

"The BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio program has enabled us to implement mechanical and lighting upgrade, as well as the installation of building automation systems to our buildings. The improvements not only reduced our energy bills and demand, but improved the overall comfort and aesthetics of our buildings."

"With the help of the BBNWO energy program, I was able to finance significant upgrades that will result in energy cost savings for my business and tenants, and make the building more efficient, comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing."

"The Port's BetterBuilding's Northwest Ohio energy efficiency financing program allowed us to invest in significant upgrades to our building that will not only save us money and energy, but it will allow us to pay for the improvements over time at a fixed interest rate."

Innovative Financing

"When the Electro Prime Group LLC needed to purchase a 400,000 square foot facility for expansion, we worked with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to finance our purchase using their SBA 504 loan program."

"Financing our new building with an SBA 504 loan from the Port Authority was a very smooth process that allowed for a smaller down payment and a long-term fixed interest rate, which was not available to us with a conventional loan."

"In industry, we need to move at the speed of business. When MBDS decided to invest in Ohio, the Toledo Port Authority played a critical role in getting us from a decision point, to closing on our newest campus facility within the six week window required. At MBDS, we put in the hours to exceed our customer's expectations and the team at the Port Authority was willing to do the same and be real partners in MBDS's success."

"One of the major benefits that we saw working with the Port Authority and the SBA loan program was the Port Authority really helped us streamline the paperwork and make it a convenient process. For us, that was a huge advantage."

"We had an opportunity that required us to put a building up quickly. The Port Authority secured financing for us in just a couple months. They moved at the speed of business."

"The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was much more than a funding partner. They helped pave the way towards achieving my life's dream - to own my own business. The path to an SBA loan can be complex and overwhelming, but the folks at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority provided assistance, direction, reminders, and guidance just at the right times. They were also one of my biggest cheerleaders. Throughout the entire process, I truly felt like the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority folks were working very hard to put this funding together and to make my dreams a reality."

Toledo Express Airport

"I fly Allegiant because it is close to home and travel-friendly for my family. The savings from not having to drive to Detroit and the competitive airfare make flying an enjoyable experience."

"Toledo airport is smaller and not as scary as a big airport for my four-year-old son. I wanted his first flight to be fun and memorable, not big and scary. Smaller airports mean friendlier, more personable staff."

"I fly Allegiant because it is so convenient and easy to fly in and out of a small airport. I don't have to worry about traffic, crowds and delays, plus it is close enough to my rural home."

"We discovered this jewel of an airport last March. We drive from Windsor because of the reasonable fares and the great service!"

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