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Aerospace Center Campus
The Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center is Central Ohio's premiere rail-served industrial campus with a focus on advanced materials manufacturing.

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The 350-acre Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center is a combination of the original 57 acres acquired from the Air Force as part of the privatization of the former Newark Air Force Base in 1996, The Base Campus, as well as 290 acres acquired in 2002 as part of a planned expansion, the South Campus. The property is managed and developed by the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority.

Infrastructure investments by the Port Authority have ensured the site is full-served by redundant infrastructure.


Multi-Modal Transportation

  • The Aerospace Center is bordered by a state-owned rail line which is operated by the Ohio Central (part of the Genesee & Wyoming system) and includes two existing, active spurs accessible to Aerospace Center available sites.
  • Open access rail service is made possible by state ownership and the close proximity of trackage rights held by CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads.
  • The property is located off State Route 79 and is just five miles from Interstate 70 and three miles from four-lane State Route 16.
  • Port Columbus International Airport is 33 miles to the West and Rickenbacker Airport (a cargo-only facility) is 37 miles southwest.
  • Both Norfolk Southern and CSX are located in close proximity with intermodal container freight facilities. Indeed, both rail carriers are underway with multi-million dollar facility upgrades at their Columbus yards.
  • Executive jets can land at the Newark-Heath Airport located adjacent to the Aerospace Center campus.

    Ready-to-Go, Redundant Infrastructure

  • American Electric Power provides triple redundant 69KV electric power to the site with redundant substations and 39.5KV secondary service also available.
  • The Energy Cooperative's natural gas service has unmatched capacity and is through an 8-inch high pressure main line on site along with a 4-inch service line.
  • Windstream has existing telecommunications service with nearby access to fiber optics. Century Link is adjacent to the campus to the South, offering opportunities for redundant telecommunications.
  • The City of Heath provides water and sewer services to the campus, including looped water lines.

    Incentive Options

  • The site is located in the City of Heath's Community Reinvestment Area for a "hassle free" 15-year, 100% property tax exemption.
  • Heath's creative income tax incentive program is specifically targeted at highly-skilled, talent-driven job creation.
  • The Port Authority is equipped to participate in creative financing opportunities having undertaken over $312 million in bond financings.
  • Partnerships with Grow Licking County, Columbus2020, and JobsOhio's means our customers can count on a partner in growth.


  •   Last Updated: October 29, 2014
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