# Design Within Reach opened a $17 million building at South Afton Industrial Park in the summer of 2019, and has already exceeded initial hiring goals, employing more than 100 people.
# Total Quality Logistics (TQL) began construction on a second headquarters facility, next to its existing building at Ivy Pointe. The $20-million investment will create 600 new jobs in Union Township.
# Retail and small businesses continue to grow, with 25 ribbon cuttings throughout the county in 2019.
Design Within Reach
FC Training Facility
Permits were issued for more than 500 new single family homes in 2019.
New subdivisions that were approved in 2019:
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ODOT completed construction of the third eastbound lane on SR 32, and also wrapped up construction of intersection improvements at Bells Lane and Old 74. In November, ODOT awarded TRAC funding for future SR 32 improvements. These improvements include a new interchange near Bach-Buxton and SR 32 and a partial interchange at Glen Este-Withamsville Road. An additional travel lane will also be added to westbound SR 32, mimicking the new third lane going eastbound.
# A 20,000-square-foot records center opened, which will securely store and preserve the county’s records for generations to come.
# Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding was approved for 10 projects worth more than $800,000. These projects include: sidewalks, storm sewers, home repairs and septic system remediation.
# Clermont County resurfaced and repaired 36 miles of roads.