Friday, May 06, 2016
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 6, 2016 – Toledo’s Amtrak Station will host the ninth annual National Train Day Toledo Celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza located at 415 Emerald Ave. in downtown Toledo. The free event will serve to raise awareness of the vital roles passenger and freight rail play in our nation’s transportation system. The Toledo event is sponsored by Amtrak, All Aboard Ohio, Norfolk Southern, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, TMACOG, Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association and many others including freight railroads, businesses, unions and community organizations.
TOLEDO, Ohio, April 25, 2016 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the completion of a new 5,000 square foot General Aviation Facility at Toledo Express Airport. The General Aviation Facility will be used to clear certain international flight crews, passengers and cargo.
PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 1, 2016 – Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and Steve Fireman, the Economic and Community Development Institute’s (ECDI) President and General Counsel, announce today a partnership to continue to provide access to small business loans to qualified microenterprises and entrepreneurs in Lucas County and the Greater Toledo area. The Microenterprise Development Initiative is designed to provide access to capital and technical assistance to start-up and existing ventures finding it difficult to obtain traditional financing. The Port Authority will be the point of access and ECDI the lending partner. ECDI has over 40 loan funds and will provide loans from $500 to $350,000 to qualified small businesses. It will also provide technical assistance throughout the life of a loan, up to five years of assistance.
Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2015) – "Agricultural commodities along with dry bulk, general cargo and containerized goods continued to enhance cargo tonnage on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the month of November," said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. "With just under a month remaining in the 2015 navigation season, we anticipate vessel activity in the Seaway System to be robust right up to closing."
Friday, December 11, 2015
(Swanton, Ohio) – The 180th Fighter Wing and the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority are proud to announce the 2016 Toledo Air Show is scheduled for July 16-17.
Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2015) - June was an active month for U.S. ports receiving a variety of general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2015) – Even with a slight blip due to ice coverage in late March and early April, U.S. ports along the Great Lakes-Seaway System are tracking ahead of tonnage moved in April 2014. In fact, most ports are seeing increases in multiple categories.
TOLEDO, Ohio, April 30, 2015 - The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio (BBNWO) program has completed its energy data results as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which targets 20 percent energy reduction in buildings by 2020. The Port Authority’s headquarters building located at One Maritime Plaza was selected as the showcase project for this challenge, which achieved an annual energy savings of 43 percent and reduced electricity demand by 2.5 megawatts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2015) – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that seven U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System are receiving the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2014 navigation season compared to the previous year.
Port Authority to provide up to $50 million in financing for The Andersons’ new headquarters facility
Friday, February 27, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio, February 27, 2015 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors yesterday approved a lease agreement with The Andersons, Inc. to acquire and construct an approximately 130,000 square foot corporate headquarters facility in northwest Ohio through a number of Port Authority financing mechanisms totaling up to $50 million.