On October 6th, 2016 the Portage Development Board hosted its fifth anniversary party and awards ceremony, Locate. Stay. Grow. 2016. The event recognized a selection of projects PDB has worked on since its inception in 2011 and also its investors and resources partners that have all helped to make PDB a success.

Between 2011 and 2015, PDB and its partners have worked on 46 projects that brought over $364 million of new investment to Portage County. This investment will create and keep nearly 4,000 jobs in Portage County which represents an annual payroll in excess of $160 million.


              Port Authority Award: Left to Right- Dr. Jay Gershen, John Wray, Jack Kohl II

        Founders Award: Left to Right- Brad Ehrhart, Stephen Colecchi, Elizabeth Barry

Best All-Around Project: Left to Right- Elizabeth Barry, Kelly Daggett, Paul Geisel, Eric Uebelhor, Brad Ehrhart