On April 26th, 2018 the Portage Development Board hosted its seventh anniversary party and awards ceremony, Locate. Stay. Grow. 2018. The event recognized  projects PDB worked on in 2017, as well as, its investors and resources partners that have all helped to make the Portage Development Board a success.

In 2017, the Portage Development Board and its partners worked on 12 projects that brought in over $78 million of new investment to Portage County. This investment will create and keep over 1500 jobs in Portage County which represents an annual payroll in excess of $95 million

  • Locate Award Recipients- Philpott Rubber & Plastic
  • Locate Award Recipients- Talis Clinical
  • Stay Award Recipients- Paris Companies
  • Grow Award Recipients- Sirna & Sons Produce
  • Port Authority Award Recipient- Family & Community Services // AxessPointe
  • Resource Partner of the Year- Maplewood Career Center
  • Investor of the Year-Elizabeth Barry