PDB Celebrates a Successful 2016!

Oct 31, 2017

On October 12th, 2017 the Portage Development Board hosted its sixth anniversary party and awards ceremony, Locate. Stay. Grow. 2017. The event recognized a selection of projects PDB worked on in 2016, as well as, its investors and resources partners that have all helped to make PDB a success.

In 2016, the Portage Development Board and its partners worked on 5 projects that brought in over $22 million of new investment to Portage County. This investment will create and retain nearly 569 jobs in Portage County, which represents an annual payroll in excess of $19 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