Portage County Progress

Here’s the latest in Portage County economic development.

News & Updates

PDB Welcomes Renewable Lubricants New Rail Line to Kent!

Hartville business buys rail line, looking to expand and aid Portage County businesses Derek Kreider, Record-Courier The unused rail spur at 341 W. Oak St. in Kent has a new owner: Renewable Lubricants, a 30-year-old family-owned and -operated company. The purchase...

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PDB Celebrates a Successful 2022!

On May 24, 2023, the Portage Development Board hosted its annual awards ceremony and recognition event, Locate. Stay. Grow.. This year’s event recognized the 12 successful projects that PDB and its partners worked on in 2022, as well as celebrated the twelfth...

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PDB Releases 2022 Annual Report

PDB is excited to announce the release of our 2022 Annual Report! The report features highlights of last years projects and boasts the four Port Authority projects. In 2022, PDB assisted with 12 successful projects in Portage County! These projects represent over 771...

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Welcome PDB’s Newest Investor – OneDigital!

Join us in welcoming the newest Investor in PDB, OneDigital!   OneDigital is a steward of business growth and people potential. Our insurance, financial services and HR platform provide personalized, tech-enabled solutions for a contemporary work-life experience....

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